From April 2 through May 2, Muslims around the world will celebrate Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar.
Ramadan commemorates the month during which the Prophet Mohammed’s received the first revelations of the Quran, the central religious text of Islam. This month of fasting for Muslims is a time for spiritual reflection and intense study of the Quran and a time for celebration with loved ones. Every evening after sunset, the fast is broken with an evening meal called Iftar, usually with friends and family who come together to celebrate, pray and eat.
Auburn fully supports students and staff in practicing their faith and recognizes the importance of Ramadan within the Islamic faith. To further support those observing the month, the Muslim Students Association celebrates Ramadan with potluck dinners every weekend at the Auburn Islamic Center. The dinner at sunset is open to all.
Ramadan is a global celebration, and the Auburn Family can learn more about global intercultural competency and international engagement through the International Cultural Center.
To learn more about Auburn’s events and initiatives from this past year, along with information on Auburn’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community and other notes of cultural recognition, please visit OID’s website, Instagram page, and Auburn’s DEI landing page, or by signing up for the OID newsletter.