The evening of Friday 1 April marked the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, which is a religious month observed by many Muslims in the UK and around the world. Ramadan falls at a different time each year because Islam uses the lunar calendar.
The month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual reformation where Muslims try to increase their spiritual devotional acts such as prayer, giving to charity, and strengthening family ties, and also to fast and abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours.
Muslim staff and students observing Ramadan may face some changes during this month which may potentially impact their workday or studies.
How we can support our students and colleagues during Ramadan in EECS
- The Student Union at Queen Mary has written about how things may change for students studying, preparing for exams, and working during this month: https://www.qmsu.org/news/article/6965/Ramadan-2022/
- The TUC has suggested some practical steps that we can take to show support for Muslims observing Ramadan: https://www.tuc.org.uk/blogs/supporting-muslim-colleagues-during-ramadan-0
- Read one person’s personal experiences on the changes Muslims may face during this month and the potential impact on their workday: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-things-may-change-employees-during-ramadan-faheem-nasir-acim/
Join Queen Mary’s Open Iftar
Queen Mary is hosting Open Iftar and will be providing an iftar experience to people of all and no faiths. The Open Iftar will be held on Thursday 21 and 28 April for food and drinks at sunset in Library Square. To find out more, visit: http://www.faith.qmul.ac.uk/news/2022-04/open-iftar-2022
Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim students and colleagues at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary.