Mariam’s Ramdhaan

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This is a guest post written by my friend and colleague Dr Nasima Hassan, from the University of East London. In this post, Nasima explores the experiences of a 10 year old girl in London during Ramadan/Ramdhaan. Thanks Nasima!

It’s Ramdhaan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims around the word fast from dawn until dusk. Here in London that means the fast starts around 2.45am and ends at 9.25pm. So that means that lots of Muslim children are fasting whilst attending school. This throws up many questions and concerns (and rightly so) from teachers who have to balance the demands of a full teaching day and everything we know about healthy living and drinking water with the spiritual and religious practices of their pupils.   I am asked frequently what happens in Ramdhaan so this blog is a typical day in Ramdhaan through the experiences of Mariam. Mariam…

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