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Jordan Denari lives in Amman, Jordan, where she is conducting research on Muslim-Christian relations through a Fulbright grant. She graduated in 2013 from Georgetown University and is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. Jordan has published articles for The Washington Post, America and Commonweal.
October 22nd, 2013

This evening, as I left an Amman café after sharing a croissant with an old friend, I was greeted simultaneously by the echoes of the evening call to prayer and a bright full moon in the fading light.
“Allahu akbar!” called the muezzin, “God is greater!” The moon, perfectly round like a communion wafer, was suspended above the power lines and square, cement rooftops.
At the end of a day which included more joys than I can count, and a month of challenges, including moving, missing family and friends, and settling into life in a new city, I couldn’t help but notice this more-than-coincidental convergence of aural and visual. These two very ordinary events — the call to prayer…

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