Commune with Jeff Krasno : Fasting, Self-Mastery, and Ramadan with Zahra Aljabri


A week from today is the first full day of the holy month of Ramadan, in which Muslims seek a richer perception of God through the experience of fasting from dawn to dusk. In this episode Zahra Aljabri, spiritual coach and entrepreneur, elaborates on the five pillars of Islam, and how she uses the fourth pillar – fasting – to master not only her body but also her mind and spirit. In this episode we cover: 0:04:25 – Muslim Experience in California 0:08:44 – Calendar of Ramadan 0:12:29 – Fasting 0:18:19 – Five Pillars of Islam 0:41:43 – Fundamentalism 0:42:48 – Muslim Challenges in the West 0:56:04 – Context 1:14:05 – Spirituality and Self-Growth 1:20:46 – Arabic Expressions Learn more about Commune and check out all our health, nutrition, and functional medicine courses free for 14 days at This podcast is supported by: Timeline Nutrition Timeline Nutrition is pioneering a new approach to longevity, one that stands on a decade of scientific discovery to unlock the power within your cells. Your body is an energy generating machine, Timeline makes it more powerful. Use code commune to get 10% off at Thrive Market Join Thrive Market today and get a FREE $80 in free groceries when you go to Apollo Neuro The Apollo™ wearable uses scientifically-backed touch therapy to rebalance your nervous system and support your circadian rhythm. Sleep better, feel calmer, find focus, and get energized with this groundbreaking new wearable. SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRIENDS OF COMMUNE: Try the Apollo wearable today and get $40 off your purchase at BetterHelp BetterHelp offers convenient online therapy on your schedule. It’s the same professional service you’d get from an in-person therapist, but with the option to communicate when and how you want – by chat, phone, or video call. Start on your own journey of self-discovery, with BetterHelp. Visit to get 20% off your first month of online therapy.
Commune with Jeff Krasno
Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.