The Islamic observance of the holy month of Ramadan (رمضان) for 2022 begins on (or near to, depending on the sighting of the moon) the evening of Friday, April 1 and ends on the evening of Sunday, May 1with the concluding holiday of Eid al Fitr.
All students, employees and faculty who request it, should be accommodated. Such accommodation should include both the observance of special observances described below as well as allowing people time to break their fast during evening hours.
Importantly, during the entire month of Ramadan, believers fast during the daylight hours. Part of accommodation should therefore include discouraging others from eating or drinking in class or in other settings where attendance is mandatory. Consideration should also be given to requiring attendance at meetings where food is served (as in serving meals or snacks during the meeting).
Ramadan: Islam’s Holy Month
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Restrictions around the world have lessened. Still, it is noteworthy to read the advice provided by the International Islamic Fiqh Advisory Group to the World Health Organization (the IIFA site itself is here) who gathered for a virtual panel discussion on March 15, 2022 to address the issues of COVID-19 during Ramadan this year. At the meeting, Professor Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary-General of the IIFA (and former Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Guinea and indicated that
“Ramadan is an occasion to take care of our health. We have to make sure we are respectful of Islamic teachings by protecting one’s health.”
|Fanoos lanterns for sale|
|Hands decorated with henna|
While Ramadan foods vary from region to region throughout India and Pakistan, one food common to iftar throughout both countries is the samosa. A samosa is a fried, triangle-shaped pastry stuffed with any number of fillings. These can include vegetables, meat, chicken, potatoes and more.This accompanied with a dipping chutney of, from among others, mint, coriander, tamarind. In fact, there are so many varieties of samosas, that an entire site is dedicated to them at
|Panjat pinang pole-climbing|
| Indonesians trapped in traffic |
in Karawang at conclusion of Eid al-Fitr
|Malays shopping for flowers|
|A Ramadan Bazaar|
in Kuala Lumpur
|Qatari children dressed for Garangao|
|Firing the cannon|
at Naif Palace
Traditionally at Ramadan, the Kyrgyz accompany their evening meal with drinks made from special Ramadan kurut. A kurut is a dried yogurt ball.
|Ramadan kurut balls|
Osh Bazaar, Bishkek
The Kyrgyz use Ramadan kurut to make a variety of Ramadan beverages. The balls are dissolved in carbonated water and mixed with tomatoes and onions for a savory drink. The balls are dissolved in hot water and mixed with sugar and creamy oil for a dessert drink. In either case, the kurut drinks are special for the holiday and represent a one-time-a-year tradition.
After prayers, traditional games such as ekrour and essik dominate the Ramadan nightlife, especially for women. Women throughout the country form teams and compete with each other.
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Morocco World News, "Ramadan Life and Traditions in Ramadan," http://www.
Opening clip art: "Ramadan Mubarek" \
Ramadan fast clip art (adapted from): http://fc09.deviantart.
Mosque clip art: http://www.clker.com/
Lailat ul-Qadr clip art: http://sapnamagazine.com/
Radio Tirana lodra: http://web.
Albanian byrek: http://en.
Egyptian fanoos lanterns for sale: http://www.touregypt.
Henna hands: http://www.america.gov/
Bedug drum: http://1.bp.
Panjat pinang pole climbers: http://www.
Indonesians trapped in traffic in Karawang at conclusion of Eid al-Fitr: http://i.telegraph.
Ramadan flowers for sale in Malaysia: http://www.america.gov/
Ramada Bazaar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: http://allmalaysia.
Qatari children dressed for Garangao: http://www.cbq.com.
Iftar cannon, Naif Palace, Kuwait: http://www.q8nri.com/
Luqmat al-Qadi: http://en.wikipedia.
Ramadan kurut balls, Osh Bazaar, Bishkek: http://students.sras.
Turkish delight: http://en.wikipedia.
A Morrocan n'far blowing his horn:https://bandbaji.files.
Moroccan chebbakia: http://
Lokum (Turkish delight): http://food.detik.com/