Ramadan Mubarak from Clifton College

Millions of Muslims around the world are now observing Ramadan. Ramadan is the Arabic name for the ninth month (and one of the holiest months) in the Islamic calendar. It involves a month of fasting.

Indeed, believers taking part will not eat or drink anything during daylight hours. They have an early morning meal before dawn, known as suhoor or sehri and they break their fast after sunset for the evening meal, called iftar or fitoor. Fasting is considered to be an act of worship, which enables Muslims to feel closer to God and strengthen their spiritual health and self-discipline.

Ramadan is also a time when Muslims are encouraged to give to charity, strengthen their relationship with God, and show kindness and patience. During this month, believers also head to the mosque for an additional night prayer called Taraweeh.

Ramadan Mubarak to all members of our community who are observing Ramadan!