Khalid Latif, Executive Director and Chaplain of the Islamic
Center, will be keeping a daily journal for the Huffington Post. His sixth article, entitled "Love for My Mother " was published earlier today. To read the entire article in full, please click here.
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Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the
month of Ramadan, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete
record of his previous posts, click over to the Islamic Center at New York University or visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up for an author email alert above.
Living by yourself can be pretty tough, especially during Ramadan. I
got home around 1am last night and found my apartment empty. Usually a
friend or two stays over, but last night was the first night this
Ramadan that it was just me by myself. I read a little bit, took a nap,
and then woke up to eat suhoor, a pre-dawn meal that is recommended to
eat before one's fast starts for the day. It hit me pretty hard eating
that meal by myself and reminded me of what Ramadan was like when I was
My family is pretty amazing and it's at these times I appreciate and
miss them the most. My older brother and I would play Nintendo together
when everyone had gone to sleep after our Fajr prayer, the first prayer
of the day, and then fall asleep in front of the tv. My sister and I
would make jokes about my father as we ate our suhoor of Fruit Loops and
Captain Crunch while he ate curries and breads and all kinds of random
food that no one should be eating that early in the morning. Out of all
of them though, the one I miss the most is my mother, Mohsina.
Regardless of what part of the world I am in or what I am doing, I can always be certain that my mom will check up on me.....To continue reading please click here