The 21st Show

Ramadan in wartime

Muslim worshippers perform

Muslim worshippers perform "tarawih," an extra lengthy prayer held during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, next to the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, March 10, 2024. Officials in Saudi Arabia have declared the start of the fasting month of Ramadan after sighting the crescent moon Sunday night. The announcement marks the beginning of Ramadan for many of the world's 1.8 billion Muslims. AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean

This past Sunday at Sunset, Muslims around the world began observing the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan.

Compared to a traditional Ramadan, the feelings shared during this one are different, as tens of thousands of Palestinians have been killed during the ongoing war between Isreal and Hamas.

The discussion today on The 21st will focus on these events and the responses from the Champaign-Urbana communities. Guests include Dua Aldasouqi, a Palestinian activist and member of the CU Muslim Action Committee, and Bara Saada, a Psychiatry Resident at Carle Hospital who has lived in Champaign-Urbana for 20 years.


Dua Aldasouqi

Palestinian Activist

Member, CU Muslim Action Committee

Bara Saada

Psychiatry Resident, Carle Hospital

Champaign-Urbana Resident for Past 20 Years