Ramadan is the most sacred month in Islam. For Muslims, this is the month that the archangel Gabriel descended from heaven and revealed the great Message to the Prophet Muhammad. Ramadan is also the Muslim month of fasting. Muslim students will be fasting from dawn to dusk (6 a.m. to 8 p.m. – approximately) daily during Ramadan.
Fasting means NO FOOD and NO WATER.
Ramadan often involves praying late into the night. It is not unusual to be up past midnight praying and then wake up at 5 a.m. to eat before dawn.
Ramadan 2022 will begin April 2 and end May 2. Ramadan is determined by the lunar calendar; therefore, the dates move each year.
Muslim students may be tired, hungry, dehydrated, and possibly a bit distracted in class – especially students with late afternoon classes.
Ramadan is eagerly anticipated by Muslim’s worldwide because during this holy month they can seek blessings from God.
Ramadan Mubarak (blessed Ramadan)! As you fast and pray, may Allah give you peace and happiness.
Leon Dixon, vice president for Inclusion and Human Dignity