Ramadan Support

Find out more about Ramadan, including facilities and support for students observing Ramadan and the programme of activities offered. Learn more about this holy month and how to support fellow students who are fasting. In 2024, Ramadan will be between 10/11 March and 9/10 April, depending on the sighting of the moon.

*This page was last updated on 14 March 2024 and will be updated with further information over the coming weeks.

Ramadan in Leeds

Each year many members of our university community observe Ramadan and come together for an Eid celebration at the end of the month of fasting.

If you’re going to be observing Ramadan away from home this year it can be a very different experience, especially if you moved to Leeds from abroad. Perhaps the days are longer in the UK compared to where you’re from or you may not know where to go to celebrate Ramadan in Leeds. University of Leeds student Vita’s blog, has some great advice on  4 ways to get ready for Ramadan – we hope you find some useful tips to help you prepare.     

The University of Leeds Ramadan events programme will include four on-campus hot iftars for students to break their fast together, and an Eid Celebration.  

Iftars: 

  • Wednesday 13 March
  • Wednesday 20 March  
  • Tuesday 26 March
  • Thursday 4 April

Eid Celebration: 

  • Monday 15 April – Registration will open at 12:00PM on Thursday 11 April.

These events are usually very popular, and places are limited so registration in advance is essential. Registration is limited to 3 tickets per person.

Other Ramadan support and activities

The Leeds University Union Islamic Society (ISOC) is a great point of contact for peer support and activities during Ramadan.

Leeds Grand Mosque, offers a range of support to the Leeds Muslim community during Ramadan, including community iftars and taraweeh prayers throughout the month.

Learn more about Ramadan and how to support friends who are fasting

If you’re interested in learning more about Ramadan and what this time means to our university community, why not read our blogs:

The blog  4 ways to support your Muslim friends during Ramadan will help you understand some of the things you can do to help others.   

Prayer Spaces

Check our prayer, contemplation and faith-based support page for extended opening hours of the Green Room during Ramadan and information about other prayer spaces. 

Eid-ul-Fitr in Leeds

Whether you’ll be celebrating the end of Ramadan or not, Eid is a day of happiness, joy, and love. Be sure to share that with everyone.  If you’re spending Eid in Leeds you might be worried about missing celebrating with family and friends back home. Leeds is an inclusive city where you can find everything you need to ensure you have a great Eid celebration. From sourcing traditional clothing or the right ingredients to cook Seviyan to celebrating Chand Raat and joining in Eid prayers, check Affan’s blog on preparing for and celebrating Eid in Leeds.