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Ramadan Mubarak

Salams (peace) everyone! 

As we step into Ramadan, we’re sending our wishes for peace and prosperity to all KCLSU members observing this sacred month. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic (lunar) calendar, is a time for reflection, growth and community. Whilst we embrace our diverse community, Ramadan is an opportunity for us to come together, support one another and foster unity. 

The start of Ramadan falls on the date the new crescent moon is first sighted, and the exact start and end dates are informed in different communities, hence the start varies according to geographical location. The same is true of Eid-al-Fitr when we celebrate the end of Ramadan. 

Generally, we observe Ramadan through fasting (abstinence from food, drink, smoking, sexual activity as well as negative thoughts such as jealousy or anger). We mark this from dawn to dusk with prayers, recitation of the Qur'an (the Holy book in Islam) and donating to charity. Not everyone fasts, however, as some are exempt e.g., young children, expecting and breastfeeding mothers, women who are menstruating, the elderly, and those with health conditions 

Whether you’re fasting, praying or participating in community events, we hope this month brings you peace, spiritual fulfilment, and connections with fellow students. There are Muslim Prayer rooms for quiet moments of reflection and prayer. If you are looking to learn more, get involved, or seek support, you can reach out to our different Islamic societies, as well as our chaplaincy: 

To ensure you look after yourself, King’s Sport and Wellness have created two guides to support you throughout the month of Ramadan: 

The university also has a number of support resources for those fasting whilst undertaking assessments.  

KCLSU Interfaith Network, on 20 March, is hosting an event aiming to build bridges among people from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. All are welcome to share the joy of dinner time and getting to know each other better through food, conversations and games. 

Ramadan Mubarak to all our students! May this month be filled with blessings, joy, and a strong sense of community. 


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