Aqiylah Collins is a Muslim and established community health educator with over 30 years experience. She is a board certified Holistic Health Counselor, certified Reiki Practitioner, certified Islamic Chaplain, postpartum doula, holistic health columnist, and owner of Qi To Wellness, a private health counseling practice that helps individuals find balance through sustainable energized living.
A native New Yorker now residing in the scenic Pacific Northwest, Aqiylah stays busy with family, leading detox groups, teaching live and vegan food classes, speaking, writing, and offering business coaching to doulas.
Tens of thousands of New York Muslims begin to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on Friday, the festive celebration marking the end of Ramadan, which is the month of fasting and abstinence from worldly pleasures. The Eid, as it is affectionately called, starts when the new moon is sited or according to scientific calculations of when the moon will appear.