Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for
the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this
month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same
number of other days. GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may
fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express
your appreciation. (2:185)
In the debacle that is Iraq, the month of Ramadan has seen a rise in insurgent violence each year. Religion sure inspires some strange things. Something to remember while our shrub is speaking tonight.