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Ramadan

 

Ramadan is the ninth month if the Islamic calendar where many Muslims fast during daylight hours and pray. A meal is eaten just before dawn, called suhoor or sehri. Then the fast is broken after sunset with a meal called iftar or fitoor. Ramadan is also a time where Muslims are encouraged to show kindness and patience, as well as donate to charity.  

Almost all Muslims try to give up bad habits during Ramadan. It is a time for prayer and good deeds. They will try to spend time with family and friends and help people in need. Many Muslims will attempt to read the whole of the Qur'an at least once during Ramadan.  

Eid ul-Fitr 

The end of Ramadan is marked by a big celebration called 'Eid ul-Fitr' (the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast). Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting but thanking Allah for the strength he gave them throughout the previous month. Mosques hold special services and a special meal is eaten during daytime (the first daytime meal for a month). During Eid ul-Fitr Muslims dress in their finest clothes, give gifts to children and spend time with their friends and family. Muslims will also give money to charity at Eid. 

Ramadan will be different this year as it, once again, falls during COVID-19 restrictions. So iftars, a meal usually shared with family and friends, will be a smaller affair. However, unlike 2020, some restrictions have loosened, and Mosques are open, so the nighttime Taraweeh prayers, which only happen during Ramadan, can take place. 

 

Ramdan 2021 begins on April 13th, below is the details of what the SU is putting on for Ramadan, and a prayer timetable that was provided to us by UEA ISoc. 

 

Ramadan Activities

Dates in the hive

13/04/2021 - 20/04/1021

Pick up a free pack of dates (stones in) from The Hive. First come first serve!

Decorate Your own Ramadan Cookies 

All month

Buy a ticket for this subsidised set of Ramadan themed cookies that you get to decorate with fun coloured icing.

Ramadan info leaflets 

26/04/2021 - 12/05/2021

Ramadan information leaflets, designed and written by Isoc will be available for you to pick up from The Hive from the beginning of semester!

Ramadan Prayer timetables 

13/04/2021 - 12/05/2021

Pick up this beautifully designed Ramadan prayer timetable from The Hive now!

Ramadan Recipes 

All month

Check out this event page for link to some great recipe ideas!