I became [Muslim] nearly four years ago, not long before I was married. It’s true that I likely never would have converted if my wife wasn’t Muslim, but that doesn’t mean that my conversion was merely symbolic. I wanted to join her life and her family, and since being Muslim is so central to who they are, that meant joining Islam.
…This year, though, as July approached, I had stopped looking an escape clause. I knew that it would be the first Ramadan I’d try to fast for the full thirty days….
Continue reading Rollo Romig’s, “Confessions of a Ramadan Rookie”: http://nyr.kr/NJFgnT