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Celebrating Ramadan in the UCL community in 2022

30 March 2022

From around 2 April until 1 May 2022, Muslims across UCL will mark Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar, which marks the time of the revelation of the Qur’an.

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Ramadan is a time of reflection with a particular focus on prayer, purification and charitable acts. During the month, Muslims around the world refrain from eating and drinking, including water, during daylight hours, meaning that UCL staff observing the fast may need some flexibility during the period. 

Please read UCL’s guidance on supporting Muslim staff during Ramadan for more information. 

UCL's Student Support and Wellbeing team have also published tips for students on studying and staying healthy during Ramadan, and Students' Union UCL's Islamic Society will be holding Iftar every evening on campus as well as hosting Maghrib and Taraweeh prayers – see their webpage for details. The Islamic Society has also produced an updated students' guide to Ramadan.

The Muslim Council of Britain has published a Guide to Ramadan 2022 including advice around COVID-19, fasting and vaccinations, and maintaining physical and mental health during the Ramadan period. 

More information, including ways to support your colleagues, is available on UCL’s Religion and Belief Equality webpages

UCL wishes Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslim staff, students and alumni in our global community.