The traditional themes of charity and community will be on particular display throughout this year’s Ramadan celebration.
To celebrate this year’s Muslim holy month — which kicked off in North America on Aug. 12 — the Muslim Students Association is inviting non-Muslims to honor Ramadan’s pillars of community and charity.
During the next two weeks, the group will be hosting events ranging from potluck dinners to pre-dawn prayer sessions.
Muslim Student’s Association Ramadan events:
-Iftars: post-sunset meal
Aug. 24 (Union 3209), Wed.
Aug. 25 (Union 3209), Thurs,
Aug. 26th (Union 2518-A-B), Mon
Aug. 30 (Union 3209), Wed.
Sept. 1 (Union 3209), Thurs.
Sept. 2nd (Union 3205).
-Suhur: pre-dawn prayer and breakfast Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 4 a.m. (Hooker Fields)
-Fast-a-Thon: Wed. Sept. 8 (Great Hall)
On Sept. 8, the community will be able to take part in charitable events, and students will raise money for flood relief in Pakistan through the Fast-a-Thon.
The event is a potluck dinner where participants will gather to break their fasts collectively at the Sept. 10 conclusion of the North American Ramadan