13 September 2007


Today, I was talking to a colleague on the phone, who works in our Sydney office about a project which I am coordinating. Anyway, he mentioned Ramadan and that it would be a difficult time at work. It must be difficult as the rest of us eat and drink (but not alcohol at work) while our Muslim colleagues fast during daylight hours.

Here is an interesting article from the BBC - The trials of Ramadan fasting.

Even President Bush issued a Presidential Message, which was very nice of him.

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 12, 2007

Presidential Message: Ramadan, 2007

September 7, 2007

I send greetings to Muslims observing Ramadan in America and around the world.

Ramadan, the holiest days of the Islamic faith, begins with the first light of dawn and commemorates the revelation of the Qur'an to the prophet Muhammad. During the days of fasting, prayer, and worship, Muslims reflect and remember their dependence on God. Ramadan is also an occasion for Muslims to strengthen family and community ties and share God's gifts with those in need.

America is a land of many faiths, and our society is enriched by our Muslim citizens. May the holy days of Ramadan remind us all to seek a culture of compassion and serve others in charity.

Laura and I send our best wishes. Ramadan Mubarak.


Not even having a drink of water must be very difficult and the challenge of staying focussed at work in the afternoon would be great.

Tonight I managed to remember Ghost Whisperer on tv. I don't understand people who don't like Jennifer Love Hewitt.


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