This year, the Islamic religious observance of Ramadan will begin at sunset March 22 and end at sunset April 20 (dates are approximate). Ramadan is a sacred month of fasting, reflection, prayer, community, and charitable giving. During Ramadan, most observant Muslims fast from both food and water from before dawn until after dusk (fasting is not required for people whose health would be harmed by doing so). Muslims who are fasting typically have a pre-dawn meal (suhur) and then break their fast after sunset with a meal called iftar, which is often eaten in community. Support is available for students who are observing Ramadan. Sign up for meal support here: https://www.albionmetz.com/
Students who are fasting may also benefit from academic support and are encouraged to speak with their professors and supervisors as soon as possible to make arrangements if needed. If you would like assistance with communication, need support, or want to learn more about Ramadan, please contact Laura Todd, the assistant director for spiritual wellness, at email@example.com. Laura will also post more information on the spiritual life Instagram page (@albioncollegespirituallife).