The Holy Month of Ramadan
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:45 PM

The Holy Month of Ramadan

This year, Ramadan will begin on Thursday, April 23rd through Saturday, May 23rd.  Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture, during which Muslims observe fasting from sunrise to sunset.

Many of our students and staff from the Muslim community may fast during this time, going without food or liquid for more than 12 hours a day during the 30 days of Ramadan. Although fasting is not required for children until they reach the age of puberty, some younger students choose to practice fasting. We need to keep in mind how this might impact our students’ learning and participation in school activities and etc.

  • Physical Education: students who are fasting may experience low blood sugar or weakness that make physical activity dangerous. It is recommended to modify exercise for these students, or excuse them from PE. 
  • Lunch: To accommodate students who choose to fast during Ramadan, it is recommended that schools offer a space other than the lunchroom for students to use during the lunch hour. 
  • Music: Some Muslim students may believe that participating in music is not permissible based on their understanding of Islam. 
  • Lack sleep: Many people may stay up late praying during Ramadan because breaking the fast each night can be around 8:30 PM or later. This is especially true during the last ten days of Ramadan, when prayer is considered to have greatly increased significance.  

 

If you need additional information, please visit at this link below.

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/ramadan-2020-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-holy-month-in-the-uae-1.1006789

Coronavirus will affect many aspects of Ramadan in 2020 - but the essence of the holy month will remain the same

 

 

Please note: if you happen to call on your phone a Somali family directly,  please call after 10:00 am during holy month of Ramadan.  If you have questions/comments, please contact Abdullahi.Aden@mpls.k12.mn.us