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Muslim student life in Leeds: Ramadan & Eid

By LucyMcDonald 08 Mar 2024

As the start of Ramadan approaches and you are getting ready for a period of reflection, fasting, and community, it’s important to make sure you have all the necessary support and resources you need during this time.

Here are some key tips and helpful resources to support you during Ramadan at the University of Leeds!

Getting Ready for Ramadan

Before the fasting begins, it's crucial to prepare both mentally and physically for the month ahead. Check out this article from a student at Leeds on ways to get ready for Ramadan to help you start your journey.  

Iftars and Community Gatherings

Throughout Ramadan, the University of Leeds hosts iftars, where students come together to break their fast and share in the spirit of community and fellowship. The upcoming iftar dates are:

Registration for these iftars opens in advance, and spaces are limited, so secure your spot as soon as possible.

Faith Support

Whether you need access to prayer facilities, pastoral care, or guidance on religious matters, there are plenty of support services available to you. Take a look at the Prayer, Contemplation and Faith-Based Support page for more details on how to access support, along with where to find prayer spaces or quiet rooms on campus.

Celebrating Eid

After the month of fasting, Eid is a time for celebration and gratitude. If you're looking for tips on how to make the most of this special day while away from home, check out this helpful guide on Celebrating Eid in Leeds.

The University of Leeds will also be hosting an Eid celebration on Monday 15 April. Registration information will be shared closer to the date, so keep an eye out for updates.

For more information on all of the above, check out the University's Ramadan webpage.

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LucyMcDonald Marketing Executive for Residence Life. Fun fact: I'm a Leeds native and I specialised in VFX and CGI before having a career change and getting into the wonderful world of Marketing!
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