For the next month, many Muslim members of the U community will be fasting each day from sunrise to sunset and in observation of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Many Muslims will also engage in an extra prayer at night until midnight or later.
“It is important for all of us to be aware and respectful of all that goes into observing Ramadan for many of our Muslim peers and colleagues and to be intentional about how we support them,” said Mary Ann Villarreal, vice president for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. “Fasting and staying up late for several weeks while keeping up with classes and other obligations can impact everyone differently, and we encourage our community to be kind and flexible.”
Beginning with the sighting of the new moon, Ramadan is expected to fall between April 13 and May 13 this year.
The Meditation Space in the Union third floor will be open if students need space to open their fast.
Student residents may also utilize the Meditation Space/Ablution Room located on the first floor of the Patricia Child Health & Wellness Tower in Kahlert Village.
The Spiritual Center within the Black Culltural Center (BCC) is also available. Check the BCC website here for hours of operation.
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