As the month of Ramadan begins, Student Inclusion invited Muslim and non-Muslim members of the University to join them for a virtual Iftar celebration!
During this event, speakers talked about their experience of fasting during Ramadan whilst sharing a virtual dining experience! Student representatives from the Bristol Islamic Society, Muslim Medic and Black Muslim Society joined staff from Student Inclusion to talk about their personal experiences and what the month of Ramadan means to them.
Event speakers included:
- Robiu Salisu, Student Inclusion Officer (BAME) – host
- Aamir Mohamed, President of Bristol Islamic Society – giving a recitation and reminder of what Ramadan is
- Nimra Naeem, President of Bristol Medic Society – sharing the experience of Muslim Medic Students during Ramadan
- Fatima Abdulsalam, President of Black Muslim Society – talking about what Ramadan means to you
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islam. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan, to mark when Allah (or God) gave the first chapters of the Quran (Holy Book) to the Prophet Muhammad, during which period they fast – meaning that there is no eating or drinking during the hours of daylight.
Revisit the event!
In case you missed it – you can watch the recording of the event here: