Managing Ramadan with Your Non-Muslim Family


By Amal Stapley

Founder of SuperMuslimah Project- The UK
Sunday, 14 July 2013 00:00

Some of my biggest challenges with my family have been when they have tried to tell me what God does or doesn’t want from me.

Living with your non-Muslim family as a new Muslim poses many different challenges and in my experience, Ramadan is one of the biggest challenges.

The challenges of course vary from family to family, but can be particularly challenging if they aren’t open to your new-found faith or to certain aspects of it.

As in any household, there are always compromises to be made, but when the family members have different beliefs and ways of life, the balance is a very fine one that can easily be tipped one way or the other. It sometimes feels as if you are walking on a bit of a tightrope trying to please everyone, and yet keep true to Islam.

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