Mama Knows Blessed

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, a day very close to my heart. It is a day when I can proudly proclaim, “Feel free to praise me as the giver and sustainer of life that I am and don’t expect me to cook a damn thing all day!” In honor of mothers, here are four important moms in different religious traditions who managed to keep it all together in a time before parenting books, mothers’ groups, and Google.

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What the Heck Happens at the Hajj?

The Hajj, or Muslims’ annual pilgrimage to Mecca, is happening now (October 13-18).  Some of you may be wondering what exactly is the Hajj.  Let’s start with the basics.  Islam has 5 pillars of faith:

1) There is no God but God.

2) Pray 5 times a day towards Mecca.

3) Fasting during Ramadan.

4) Giving to charity.

5) Make a pilgrimage to Mecca (if one is physically and financially able to do so)

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