#MAGHRIB TO MAGHRIB
During the Islamic calendar month of Ramadan in 2012, Sana Ullah began documenting her days through photographs and "hangry" rants on a blog called, "Elefantes Nunca Olvidan." At the time, Ullah was blogging for her own entertainment (and simply as a means to pass time before iftar.) After years of hearing friends, family, and strangers approach her and share their own [similar] experiences, Ullah decided to create this project using the #MaghribToMaghrib.
How it works? Well, at the beginning of the month of Ramadan, Sana Ullah posts a calendar of suggested daily prompts for anyone interested in documenting their days through writings, sketches, photography, audio, etc. Though she continues to document her own experiences through social media, Ullah has now encouraged others to contribute their own stories as well.
To see what others have to say, please visit the hashtag on Instagram.* Thank you!
1441 | 2020
"The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020 ultimately asking everyone to stay home and lockdown until further notice--including places of worship. Ramadan began a few weeks later. This was a particularly unique experience for more reasons than one because for 20+ years, my family and I have dedicated our time to volunteering during iftars at the local mosque during the month of Ramadan. This was the first Ramadan that I've experienced entirely with my family at home."