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Happy Ramadan

Muslim men in a mosque

Photo by Rumman Amin on Unsplash

ISHA would like to wish all our residents a very happy, safe and peaceful Ramadan.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is considered by Muslims to be the holiest month of the year. It is the month when the Qur’an is said to have been revealed to Prophet Muhammad by God and is marked by a month-long fast.

Ramadan started in the UK on Tuesday 13 April and will run for 30 days.

What happens during Ramadan?

Ramadan is a month of spiritual rejuvenation, where most Muslims try to avoid negative acts or their personal vices, whilst practising positive acts, self-control and compassion for those less fortunate than themselves. Many Muslims will spend extra time reading the Qur’an and performing special prayers.

Eid al-Fitr

Ramadan ends with the holiday of Eid al-Fitr (the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast) where traditionally families and friends gather together to share celebratory meals and give gifts to their children.

Ramadan and Covid

This year’s Ramadan will again be a very different experience for many Muslims as the world continues to navigate the global Covid-19 pandemic.

In the UK, while restrictions are more relaxed than last year, the ‘Rule of Six’ will apply outside and mixing between households inside is still banned. This will have an effect on the practices which are usually central to Ramadan, with much of the practising of Ramadan taking place at home or online.

Muslims are allowed to get a Covid vaccine during Ramadan if one is offered to them.

More information

For more information on Ramadan, see the Muslim Council of Britain website.

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