As Ramadan Ends, I Resist the Urge to Insulate

By Meher Ahmad

Produced by Derek Arthur

With the ongoing war and suffering in Gaza, this year’s holy month of Ramadan has also been a painful one for Muslims around the world. In this audio essay, Times Opinion staff editor Meher Ahmad reflects on the support she has found during Ramadan in her Muslim community, and why she hopes other Muslims also reach out beyond that world of safety and understanding.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available within 24 hours of publication in the audio player above.)

Credit…Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by ferlistockphoto/Getty Images

This episode of “The Opinions” was produced by Derek Arthur. It was edited by Kaari Pitkin, Alison Bruzek and Annie-Rose Strasser. Mixing by Sonia Herrero. Original music by Isaac Jones and Sonia Herrero. Fact-checking by Mary Marge Locker. Audience strategy by Kristina Samulewski.

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