The Students' Union and Executive Officer team would like to wish a very happy Eid Mubarak to all our students, staff and their families celebrating the end of Ramadan today.
Eid al-Fitr begins tonight on Tuesday evening, ending a month-long period of fasting and reflection for Muslims worldwide.
What is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Fir follows Ramadan, the Islamic holy month which sees Muslims fast during the hours of daylight. Ramadan is considered one of the five pillars of Islam and commemorates the Quran first being revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Ramadan lasts between 29 and 30 days, depending on when a New Moon is sighted by local religious authorities.
Eid al-Fitr marks an end to the solemm period of reflection and reassessment that is Ramadan, and the sighting of the New Moon means that Eid al-Fitr commences.