The sighting of the crescent moon marks the beginning of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Ramadan, a month of fasting, is observed by some 1.6 billion Muslims all over the world. During the month of Ramadan, most Muslims refrain from food and drink, smoking, and sexual activity from dawn to dusk.
During Ramadan the UBC Muslim Student Association and the UBC Thaqalayn Muslim Association are hosting iftars, prayers, and other celebrations to mark the month. See the details of all the events below.
Learn more about Ramadan.