Former Catholic looking forward to Ramadan

Lee Eastham, a former Catholic, converted to Islam in January and said he was looking forward to his first religious fast that would bring him closer to God.

Ramadan has begun for Muslims and adherents, like Eastham, will fast from dawn until dusk each day over a 30-day period.

Because Ramadan runs over the  shortest winter days in New Zealand, Muslims here will have one of the shortest fasting times in the world – just 11 hours each day compared to more than 20 hours in Europe or about 15 hours in the Middle East. Continue reading

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