University of Bristol’s Open Iftar – 29 April

Book now to reserve a space.

(If this event is fully booked, please check availability for the same event taking place on Thursday 28 April)


Come dine with us at the Open Iftar!

We are delighted to invite Muslim and non-Muslim members of the University community to celebrate and learn about Ramadan at the Open Iftar.

This event is taking place on Friday 29 April at the Great Hall, in Wills Memorial Building and is open to all students and staff.

This free event offers a fantastic opportunity to widen your understanding about Ramadan, while respecting the Ramadan tradition of sharing food after sunset.

The Open Iftar will include keynote speakers, a prayer for Muslim guests, and a wonderful free dinner for all event attendees.  

This event will start from 7:00 pm and is open to all students and staff from different ethnicities, all faiths and none.

What is Ramadan? 

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islam. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan by fasting (not eating or drinking during the hours of daylight) and paying special attention to their charity-giving and helping others.  

What is Iftar? 

Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during the month of Ramadan. It is the second meal of the day, and literally means ‘breakfast’ (to break the day’s fast).  

This event has been jointly organised by Hiba Abdo, Student Inclusion Team, Global Lounge, University of Bristol Islamic Society, Bristol Ahlul Bayt Islamic Society, and our community partner Afzal Shah. It follows our previous events Ramadan Kareem 2020: Celebrate and Learn and Virtual Iftar 2021 – come dine with us! 

University of Bristol’s Open Iftar – 28 April

Book now to reserve a place

(If this event is fully booked, please check availability for the same event taking place on Friday 29 April)


Come dine with us at the Open Iftar!

We are delighted to invite Muslim and non-Muslim members of the University community to celebrate and learn about Ramadan at the Open Iftar.

This event is taking place on Thursday 28 April at the Great Hall in Wills Memorial Building, and is open to all students and staff.

This free event offers a fantastic opportunity to widen your understanding about Ramadan, while respecting the Ramadan tradition of sharing food after sunset.

The Open Iftar will include keynote speakers, a prayer for Muslim guests, and a wonderful free dinner for all event attendees.  

This event will start from 7 pm and is open to all students and staff from different ethnicities, all faiths and none.  

What is Ramadan? 

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islam. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan by fasting (not eating or drinking during the hours of daylight) and paying special attention to their charity-giving and helping others.  

What is Iftar? 

Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during the month of Ramadan. It is the second meal of the day, and literally means ‘breakfast’ (to break the day’s fast).  

This event has been jointly organised by Hiba Abdo, Student Inclusion Team, Global Lounge, University of Bristol Islamic Society, Bristol Ahlul Bayt Islamic Society, and our community partner Afzal Shah. It follows our previous events Ramadan Kareem 2020: Celebrate and Learn and Virtual Iftar 2021 – come dine with us! 

Virtual Iftar – come dine with us!

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:

Virtual Iftar: come dine with us!

As the month of Ramadan begins, Student Inclusion invites Muslim and non-Muslim members of the University to join them for a virtual iftar celebration!


Join the event here on Thursday 15 April.


Are you fasting for Ramadan? Or perhaps you’ve never fasted before and would like to try it?

The team are encouraging students and staff to take part in the #RamadanChallenge by fasting for a day. All attendees that have fasted or plan to fast will be eligible for a £15 Just Eat voucher! See below for details.

During this event, speakers will talk about the experience of fasting in Ramadan and share a virtual dining experience. You’ll also hear from Muslim student representatives from Bristol Islamic Society, Muslim Medic, Black Muslim Society.

Event speakers include:

  • 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

Everyone is welcome to attend this fun, friendly and inclusive virtual event; whether you’re fasting or would simply like to learn more about Ramadan and what it means to those who practice it.

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.

Could you fast for a day?

To better understand fellow students and staff who are fasting, why not try fasting for a day yourself? All attendees who have fasted or plan to fast will be eligible for a £15 Just Eat voucher!* The event organisers will tell you how to claim on the day.

 


*Terms and conditions:

  1. To be eligible for a voucher student and staff members must attend the above virtual event and either be fasting or agree to fast for one day in accordance with the holy month of Ramadan
  2. Entry is open to University of Bristol current students and staff members
  3. Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash or any alternative
  4. One voucher per person only
  5. Your contact information (email address) will only be used for the purposes of voucher delivery, unless otherwise stated
  6. The University of Bristol reserves the right to remove or change voucher distribution at any time