This reflection was originally published in Ramadan 2019. To read other reflections in the 2021 series click here.
I challenge all of you and I challenge myself as well. Not a morsel of food will be thrown into the garbage during this month, nor after this month.
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Dawood Yasin is the Director of Student Life & Instructor of the Experiential Learning Program at Zaytuna College. He converted to Islam while in South Africa and then spent five years in Damascus studying Arabic, Islam, and spirituality. Upon completion of his studies, he relocated to New Haven, CT, where he served as an imam. While in New Haven he also worked as a teaching assistant and engaged in research at Yale University. He previously served as Director of Outreach at the Zayed Center for Islamic Culture in the United Arab Emirates.