This year, the revision period and exams in university will coincide with fasting during the holy month of Ramadan for the Muslim community. We are raising £10,000 to have Ramadan on Campus which will have awesome results and help our students on campus during this critical period of revision and exams.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month when the Holy Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Ramadan is a holy month of religious reflection and fasting. Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. During this month Muslims are encouraged to increase their good deeds, from acts of charity and community engagement to increasing good values such as generosity, solidarity, kindness, patience, and forgiveness. Fasting means not eating or drinking between the hours of dawn till sunset, which can be around 16 hours!
The dates of Ramadan vary from year to year as it is based on the Islamic calendar (lunar), which is about 10 days earlier every year from the Gregorian calendar. Currently it falls within the revision/assessment period. Students may find that managing their academic commitments while observing Ramadan can be a challenge.
Kingston University islamic society (isoc) - Who we are?
We represent the Muslim Student body across all campuses, dedicated to providing services for Muslim students that make up more than 20% of our student body at Kingston University. Although our society primarily caters for the needs of Muslim students, it however reaches out to the entire student body. We cater for student’s spiritual needs, their academic journeys and provides an enriching social sphere for students to form part of a greater community. We hold countless events, lectures, classes and schemes throughout the year & not to forget our many socials! From our annual Charity Week campaigns to structured weekly classes, we endeavour to go above and beyond to provide an uplifting university experience for our members!
OUR story & Where will the money go?
We would like to ask for your support in helping us to run a successful Ramadan on campus. We are aiming to raise £10,000 as part of this fundraiser to help fund our events and activities. We want to help our students stay connected with others, ensure our students well-being and support those that are fasting during exam time! We want your help to support a range of events and activities that will promote this.
We are confident that with this additional support we will be able to have awesome results to our students' well-being and development.
Better events = more people = bigger impact = better experience. Everybody wins!
The money will be spent in order to fund the many events and activities that run as part of the month of Ramadan. In summary, these will consist of a daily Iftar meal for students and staff to break their fast, Taraweeh (Night Prayers) and many other events and activities throughout the day and night during the holy month. Any excess money will be used to support more events and activities to help make them even better than previous years!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the ISOC President at: KingstonISoc@gmail.com
- Hey, we have some fab rewards to thank everyone who donates, everyone who takes part with a donation of £500 gets a free ticket to our flagship event of the year (Annual Dinner) and £1000 or more will receive priority to our events and activities throughout the year, which are usually sold out quickly!
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If you have any questions, feel free to email us at: KingstonISoc@gmail.com
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