Our VP of Activities and Employability has shared some great tips on how to better prepare for Ramadan, scroll down to keep reading!
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a blessed month as the Holy Quran was revealed to the great Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims will fast during daylight hours, with a meal (Suhoor) just before the break of dawn and another meal (Iftar) at sunset to mark the breaking of the fast. This will continue for the entire month until Eid: the Islamic Festival Celebrating the end of fasting.
Planning the Month
It’s handy to work out a schedule to make sure you have enough time for daily compulsory prayers, revision, meals, rest and social time. It is also great to spend time with the family, friends/Muslim brothers and sisters. During the month it is good to eat foods that will release energy throughout the day for example, dates can be good to start off with. It is advisable to avoid eating fried and fatty foods and carbonated drinks as that will lower your energy. Rather have plenty of water instead and fresh foods (fruits, vegetables).
Connecting with others
Ramadan is a great opportunity to reach out to your childhood friends, someone you haven’t spoken to in a while or keep building friendships. You can join LSBU Islamic Society from here - Islamic Society and be connected with the Muslim Community of LSBU.
LSBU has prayer space with ablution facilities for both Muslim brothers and sisters. It is located at the ground floor of the Borough Road Building, next to the business school (room BR-G 29 for brothers and BR-G 30 for sisters). Also, Friday prayers takes place on the 3rd floor of the same building which is BR 360 (brothers) and BR 357 (sisters).
Wishing you a Happy Ramadan Mubarak!