From around 22 March until 22 April 2023, Muslims across UCL will mark Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar, which marks the time of the revelation of the Qur’an.
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.
UCL’s guidance on supporting Muslim staff during Ramadan has more information, including information and advice for managers.
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.
The Muslim Council of Britain has published a Guide to Ramadan 2023 including advice around maintaining physical and mental health during the Ramadan period and advice around the cost of living.
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.
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