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Kristiane Backer on German TV show 'Menschen bei Maischberger' (photo: imago stock&people)

The Islamic Month of Ramadan

A Test of Willpower

In her reflective article, Kristiane Backer describes Ramadan as not only a period of renunciation and self-discipline, but also as a process of physical and spiritual cleansing. The Islamic fasting month of gives her a sense of closer proximity to God, writes the former MTV and NBC presenter, who converted to IslamMore

Kristiane Backer on German TV show 'Menschen bei Maischberger' (photo: imago stock&people)

The Islamic Month of Ramadan

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A Test of Willpower

In her reflective article, Kristiane Backer describes Ramadan as not only a period of renunciation and self-discipline, but also as a process of physical and spiritual cleansing. The Islamic fasting month of gives her a sense of closer proximity to God, writes the former MTV and NBC presenter, who converted to IslamMore

Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain, symbol of Europe's tolerant Islamic heritage (photo: Steven J. Dunlop, source: Wikipedia)

Ex-MTV Presenter Kristiane Backer

In Search of Tolerant Islam

As a presenter for MTV, Kristiane Backer was an icon of popular culture. In her book Islam as a Way of the Heart she goes to the heart of her religion to demonstrate that a tolerant, open Islam grounded in the Koran and Islamic source materials does indeed exist. Lewis Gropp has this reviewMore