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Recurring Event The Word of God: Voices – 30 Mosques in 30 Days: Tales from an American Ramadan Road Trip


Ranked as one of the CNN’s top stories of 2010, 30 Mosques in 30 Days is aphotographic essay and performance by Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq who during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan last year visited 30 mosques on an epic road trip across the United States.

Each day during Ramadan, the pair visited a different state stopping each evening at a different mosque to break their fasts and blog about the people they met, the mosque they prayed in and the tasty cuisines each place had to offer. During the 13,000 mile trip Ali and Tariq prayed inside the infamous “Ground Zero Mosque” in Manhattan, got pulled over by a cop in Mississippi, and visited the first mosque ever built in the U.S. in Ross, North Dakota – a town with only 48 people in it. Along the way they met the protagonists of Dave Eggers’ bestselling Zeitoun, Cambodian Muslim victims of the Khmer Rouge, a Pakistani-Mormon couple, and many, many others, all of whom are part of the diverse Muslim-American community. Their journey explores what it means to be Muslim in America today, and serves as a powerful counter-narrative to the media’s image of a monolithic Islam, receiving coverage on ABC News, CNN, Time, NPR, Fox News, the Huffington Post and Aljazeera English.

Additional Information

This performance is part of the series The Word of God: Voices

Related Links

30 Mosques Project Website


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