Students celebrate Ramadan 2023


Ahmad Qasam, Staff Writer

Ramadan is a month-long observance in the Islamic faith where Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. This holy month is considered a time of spiritual reflection, increased prayer, and charitable acts.

Freshman Hadi Abukhamireh says that Ramadan is his favorite time of the year. “In Ramadan, I do extra prayers and worship God more to make sure I do good deeds,” he said.

Muslims believe that during Ramadan, the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is a time for Muslims to strengthen their relationship with Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins.

Junior Alin Aldemi finds it difficult to fast. “Ramadan affects my schedule with baseball season and makes it a lot harder to fast with the long baseball practices; sometimes I find it a struggle to fast,” he said.

The fast is broken each evening with an iftar meal, which typically includes dates and water. “One of the reasons Ramadan is my favorite time is because dates are in season, and that is one of my favorite ways to break my fast in Ramadan,” senior Jacob Dadoucha said.

Ramadan is an important time for the Muslim community and is marked by increased acts of charity, community gatherings, and a sense of unity among Muslims around the world.

After day 30 of Ramadan, there is a celebration of Eid. Eid is like the Muslim version of Christmas. Some ways that people can celebrate Eid are by going out for a family dinner or going to a place like Stone Fire Pizza. On Eid, people also get lots of gifts and money.

Most Muslims start their Eid day by going to Eid prayer in the morning, where you’ll find over 1000 people. “Eid prayer is the only proper way to start your Eid,” Abukhamireh said,

Ramadan is ending on April 20 this year, So that means Eid will take place on April 21st.