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Ramadan a time for reflection, prayer for Muslims

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WILLMAR --A midsummer Ramadan will present challenges for many Muslims in the U.S.

During the Islamic holy month that begins today, all able-bodied Muslims are expected to abstain from food, drink and sex each day from dawn to sunset.

"This is the month of mercy, forgiveness and purification," said Abdirizak Mahboub, director of West Central Interpreting and Consultant Services in Willmar. "It gives us perspective."

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