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Ramadan 2023 (1444)

As the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on Thursday 23rd March 2023, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Muslim calendar. It is a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. It is during this month that Muslims believe the Quran was revealed to Muhammad. Ramadan is also one of the 5 pillars of Islam. It is seen, along with belief, prayer, Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) and charity, as something which strengthens faith.

Students who are fasting should consider making sure that during the period of non- fasting they eat and drink enough to sustain them through the daylight hours. Drinking and eating small amounts often during the non- daylight hours is recommended.
Advice on safe fasting

The University is committed to supporting our Muslim staff and students during Ramadan. We have Muslim prayer rooms on campus and we also have a Reflection Room. These are situated in Education House, where Wudhu facilities are also available. We recommend their use.

The University has a Faith and Reflection team within Student Life which offers support to our students of all faiths and none. We also have a Student Adviser for Welfare and Community, who is based in the Student Life building. Together with our Muslim Faith Advisers we are able to provide pastoral support as and when needed. Our student ISOC is also available to offer support.

If you require any adjustments or have any additional support please contact your Module Leader or email your school.

 


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