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This year our Muslim identifying students and community members will be observing the Holy month of Ramadan from April 12 - May 14.
Every day for the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world abstain from worldly pleasures, including eating and drinking, from dawn until sunset. This is a time marked by worship, spiritual reflection, charity, and community. During the holy month, Muslims wake up early to eat a pre-dawn meal called ‘Suhoor’, and they break their fast with a sundown meal referred to as ‘Iftar’. Special prayers called ‘Taraweeh’ are conducted after every evening’s last daily prayer (Isha) during the month. The Eid al-Fitr (May 12 or May 13, depending on the lunar sighting) celebration marks the end of the month when Muslims celebrate a successful Ramadan of fasting and worship.
We remain committed to supporting our Muslim community at Knox during this time. Keeping in mind the pandemic and following the COVID safety regulations and protocols, the Spiritual Life Office, in collaboration with Dining Services and Islamic Club have made the following services available to Muslims at Knox this year:
We encourage our Knox students to be mindful of their Muslim peers' needs during Ramadan. Below are some things to be mindful of:
Below is a list of resources provided in this email, that you can access and use for information and facilitation during the time of Ramadan:
Thank you, as always, for caring about the well-being of all of our students, and especially the well-being of our Muslim students during this beautiful month of Ramadan. We would like to wish our Muslim community a very blessed Ramadan.
If you have any questions about observance of Ramadan on campus this year, please feel free to reach out to Tianna Cervantez, Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.