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Ramadan 1445 (2024) Pre-Reflection

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 Ramadan 1445 (2024) Pre-Reflection Trying to make sense of it all Many of us within the Muslim community are experiencing considerable challenges this year. Ramadan, traditionally a month of spiritual rejuvenation and devotion to Allah ﷻ, is overshadowed by the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Our hearts are heavy with outrage and horror as we witness the suffering endured by our Palestinian brothers and sisters. I am deeply troubled and saddened by the realization that my country is involved in this tragic situation, complicit in what can only be described as a genocide. It pains me to witness such suffering. I am perplexed as to why the current administration continues to support Israel, especially considering that a significant majority of our nation opposes this war. As an American, I typically take pride in my country's values and actions. However, I am appalled by the fact that American resources have contributed to the loss of over 30,000 lives. The United States is often regarded