During the holy month of Ramadan, Ibraham and his family, along with millions of other Muslims, eat and drink nothing from sunup to sundown. They are participating in a 1400-year-old-tradition that is one of the pillars of the Islamic faith. It marks the time when the Prophet Muhammad began to receive the revelations of the Qur'an, the sacred book of Islam.
In this engaging photo essay, Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith and Lawrence Migdale follow Ibraham's family through the month of praying and fasting until the feast and celebration of Eid al'Fitr that ends Ramadan. They explain the basic beliefs of Islam, tell the story of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and offer an intimate look at the day-to-day lives of a devout Islamic family. A glossary, map, and index are included.