Kartik Mohandas breaks his Ramadan fast with meditation while Muslim friends recite prayers. “I have only one phrase and it comes from a Vedic text…’the world is my family'”.
Many non-Muslims in the Gulf nation fast in the month-long exercise spiritual cleansing every year. Some are inspired by the concept, others express solidarity with their Muslim brethren.
“The Baloch and Hindus have been living just like brothers for centuries. We even attend each other funerals. And it is manifest to everyone that the Baloch and Hindus are facing alike problems.”
This piece explores the importance of fasting in both traditions and its correlation to spiritual progress. Part 1 explores fasting in Islam while Part 2 discusses fasting in Hinduism.