Inclusive Ramadan workshop by Dr Asgar Halim Rajput
Staff and students are invited to attend a Ramadan workshop led by the director of the Association of Muslim Chaplains in Education
A workshop will be held on Tuesday 26 November in WBG.02, Docklands campus, to help both students and staff better understand and support peers taking part in Ramadan.
The workshop will take place at 3pm and will be let by Dr Asgar Halim Rajput, director of the Association of Muslim Chaplains in Education. Both students and staff are invited to attend.
The aim of the workshop is to help staff have a better understanding of what fasting students who are sittings exams go through during the Ramadan. This awareness will be pivotal in ensuring that as many people as possible are proactively seeking ways to provide support and help to fasting students sitting exams and staff who are also taking part.
The University of East London is working towards developing a Ramadan Policy before the next Ramadan in 2020. The workshop will serve as the first step towards achieving this.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The exact dates of Ramadan change every year. This is because Islam uses a calendar based on the cycles of the Moon.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won't eat or drink during the hours of daylight. This is called fasting.
Ramadan remembers the month the Qur'an (the Muslim holy book) was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. The actual night that the Qur'an was revealed is a night known as Lailut ul-Qadr ('The Night of Power').
In 2020 in the UK, Ramadan will begin in the evening of Thursday 23 April and will end on Saturday 23 May.
Date Tuesday 26 November
Venue WBG.02, Docklands campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:00
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