About this Event
360 Huntington Avenue#ramadan, islam, food,
Join the Islamic Society of Northeastern University for bi-weekly Ramadan Iftars every Monday and Thursday during the beautiful month of Ramadan. Food and drinks will provided free of charge! Locations vary - Please see poster for the locations by date. We hope to see you and your friends and family!
As we strive to welcome and provide for the spiritual, religious, and cultural traditions of all our students, CSDS/Spiritual Life is writing to let you know that the Muslim month of Ramadan runs this year from approximately May 6th and end on Tuesday June 4th. The festival of Eid Al Fitr likely will be Wednesday, June 5.
Here are some tips around what faculty and staff need to know about Ramadan and how it affects our students and colleagues.
· Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting. Practicing Muslim students will be fasting from dawn until dusk (Approx. 4:30AM to 8:30PM).
· Fasting means no food and NO WATER. (Also no smoking.)
· Ramadan celebrations often involve gatherings called Iftars (break-the-fast meals) and prayers late into the night.
· It’s not unusual for Muslims to stay up past midnight for prayers and then get up at 3:30-4AM to eat before dawn.
· Many Muslim students will attend Friday jummuah prayers at Northeastern or in nearby mosques, every Friday at 1:00.
· The season concludes with a major festival Eid Al Fitr.