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Ramadan

Ramadan

Wishing all our Muslim staff, students and friends a very blessed Ramadan.

This is a message from Siddique, the president of the Islamic Society who offers tips and support for students during the time of Ramadan. 

Access to Food

If you are having any issues getting food please do get in contact with Nuzrath via Twitter. This applies to all students and staff, Nuzrath is involved with the Food Bank operating from the Muslim Welfare House in Sheffield.

Spiritual support, guidance and fellowship

The Muslim Welfare House in Sheffield is based in Broomhill. There are regular talks, spaces to connect and pray together.

Our Islamic Society also remains active and continues to meet regularly. Find out more by following them on Instagram and Facebook

Looking for places to volunteer or donate to?

Ramadan is a time of giving, if you are stuck for ideas you could support the Food Bank at the Forum and Collective or find inspiration from the Student Union volunteering team.

Foodhall

Foodhall is Sheffield's multi-award winning community kitchen and public dining space. During the Covid-19 pandemic their emergency food parcel response has fed over 13,000 people in the city and volunteers have given over 7,000 hours of their time. We would like to help them raise some funds to support their valuable work. You can donate here.

Tips for non-Muslims during Ramadan

This year Ramadan is expected to begin on Saturday (evening) 2 April and end on 1 or 2 May depending on the sight of the new moon.  During this time your Muslim colleagues, students, peers, friends and family will be abstaining from food or drink from sunrise to sunset. Be conscious that energy levels may dip towards the end of the day, be gentle, kind and patient.

This is considered a particularly blessed and holy month when Muslims are reminded of the grace and blessing received from God every day. It is a time to dedicate to pray, Scripture reading and serving. If you are interested in what Ramadan means for Muslims take this time to ask your Muslim friend and perhaps in this month let yourself take their example to reflect on the good things in your life.

Please contact the Multifaith Chaplaincy if you would like to speak to one of our Muslim Faith Advisers for further support. 

 

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