Wishing all our Muslim staff, students and friends a very blessed 2023 Ramadan
This year the Islamic Student Society will be hosting an Iftar on Thursday 30 March on Level 2 of the Atrium in Owen building. All students are welcome to join from 7.30 pm.
We appreciate that it is not always easy to get to the Multifaith Chaplaincy for prayers so please do check the Resource Booker for student study spaces that may be available closer to where you are. There is also the option of using My Timetable to check rooms that are available for the proceeding 30 minutes.
Below are links to locations of shops, gyms and places of support available in Sheffield which may be helpful whilst observing Ramadan:
- Halal food shops
- Islamic stores
- Hijabi hair
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 find inspiration from the Student Union volunteering team.
Tips for non-Muslims during Ramadan
Ramadan this year is 23rd March – 21st April. 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.