The Emerald Mosque on the Hill By Raza Ali Hasan: Reading and Meditation

April 12, 2021  • Executive Leadership Seminars Department

Read the poem here 


April 12 marks the first night of Ramadan, the holiest month of the year for Muslims celebrating across the globe. Marking the month that the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, the month of fasting and celebrating teaches us the divine intersection between sacrifice, introspection, devotion, community, and celebration. 

In Hasan’s “The Emerald Mosque on the Hill,” he describes such a place where refuge and glory are intertwined. Where do you seek sanctuary for prayer and purification? What does sacrifice look like for you these days? How are you honoring your community and commitment to bettering it? 

Brianna Curran

Washington, DC