Find out more about Ramadan, including facilities and arrangements for students observing Ramadan and opportunities to learn more about this holy month and supporting fellow students who are fasting. In 2023, Ramadan will be between 22 March and 21 April, depending on the sighting of the moon.
*This page was last updated on 24 March 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. There are different ways for you to get involved with Ramadan celebrations.
If you’re interested in learning more about Ramadan and what this time means to our University community, why not read our blogs:
- 7 questions about Ramadan you’re too embarrassed to ask
- 20 Arabic terms you may hear during Ramadan and Eid
If you’re going to be observing Ramadan away from home this year, this 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.
Leeds is an extremely multicultural city, with many mosques dotted around, including Leeds Grand Mosque. This is the largest mosque in Leeds and offers a range of support to the Leeds Muslim community during Ramadan, including community iftars and taraweeh prayers throughout the month.
Check our prayer, contemplation and faith-based support page for opening hours of prayer spaces and wudu facilities.
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 extremely inclusive city where you can find everything you need to ensure you have a great Eid celebration here.
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.
Asking for help during Ramadan
If you’re looking for information, advice, guidance or support, you can contact the University’s Muslim Student Adviser – Farhat Yaqoob.
The Leeds University Union Islamic Society (ISOC) is also a great point of contact for peer support.
If you’re looking for community facilities and services are available nearby, check what’s on offer at the Leeds Grand Mosque.
For any other questions, please contact the Student Information Service.