October 01, 2021
The first time I met a practicing Muslim was in my senior year in college. I was on a study abroad trip to Ghana, West Africa, for my last semester. Included in our group were three local students, all who happened to be Muslims. We ate together, studied together, and worked together. Several of us came to grow quite close to two of the students in particular. We stayed up late talking and laughing and when it came time to do our final project we decided to form a group with them.