We would like to wish all staff and students at DMU happy Ramadan. Muslim staff and students will be observing Ramadan (a period of prayer and fasting) between Friday 1 April to Sunday 1 May (subject to confirmation, depending on the sighting of the moon).
This is a very important time in the Islamic calendar, taking place during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, the most sacred month to Muslims. It is a time for spiritual reflection and Muslims devote themselves to their faith through prayers and worship. During Ramadan, Muslims will donate to charity (Zakat), and carry out charitable acts, pursue to improve one's character, enhance compassion towards others, and spend time with family and friends.
Ramadan lasts for 30 days and Muslims who are healthy will fast (Sawm) and abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset as fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is also great time to start a healthy diet. The fast is traditionally opened in the evening by eating dates and drinking water with family and friends followed by evening prayer.
Ramadan culminates in a celebration of Eid al-Fitr, also called the 'Festival of Opening the Fast', when the traditional month-long fast is ended with a feast. This is set to take place on Sunday 1 May (subject to confirmation, depending on the sighting of the moon).
Mohammed Laher, DMU Imam and Muslim Faith Advisor said: "Ramadan Mubarak to all staff and students at DMU. We are so pleased to be able to be back face-to-face to celebrate Ramadan this year. Not only that but also hold our daily Iftar in the Breathing Space once again with free hot food for staff and students throughout the month of Ramadan. We look forward to seeing many of you there. Please feel free to contact me throughout for advice and support."
Posted on Friday 1st April 2022