Ramadan Resources

Ramadan 2023 is here!

When is Ramadan?:
 
Ramadan this year will begin March 22nd and ends on April 21st.
 
Scroll down to see information on prayer spaces provided by SCC!

Routines

A Muslim family usually rises around 5:00 a.m. before dawn and eats a modest, breakfast-like meal called suhur. After the meal, the family performs the morning prayer, and depending on the circumstances, goes back to bed or begins the day. Particularly during the long summer months, people often take a nap in the late afternoon after work or school. At sunset, family members break the fast with a few dates and water, and depending on the culture, other light foods such as soup, appetizers or fruit. This is referred to as iftar which means “breaking the fast.” After performing the sunset prayers, the family eats dinner. Inviting guests to break the fast or going to someone else’s house for iftar is very common in Ramadan. Many families then go to the mosque for the night prayer and a special Ramadan prayer called taraweeh. After completing their prayers, the families return home around 11:45 p.m. (All of these times vary depending on the time of year, with shorter days in the winter and longer days in the summer.)

 

Source: https://ing.org/resources/for-all-groups/calendar-of-important-islamic-dates/ramadan-information-sheet/

 
Observance of the fasting-month of Ramadan by Muslims, and the celebration that marks its end, called Eid al-Fitr (Celebration of the Fast Breaking) requires a thoughtful and accommodating response by school administrators and teachers, as well as an understanding by fellow students, in both public and private schools.
 
Fasting means NO FOOD and NO WATER.
 
Muslim Students may be tired hungry, and dehydrated in classes – especially if the are with you late in the afternoon.
 
More helpful links on understanding Ramadan:
 
 
 
 

Prayer Rooms

March 22, 2023 – April 21, 2023 – Solano CC Ramadan Prayer Spaces

Fairfield Campus:  Library (Bld. 100), Room 159; Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

(Closed Spring Break Week, April 10 – 14)

Vacaville Center:  Room 232;  Monday – Thursday 8:00 am –  6:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

(Closed Spring Break Week, April 10 – 14)

Vallejo Center: Room 204; Monday – Thursday 8:00 am –  5:00 pm and  Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

*Substitute room (Vallejo Center) on Monday 3/27, VJO RM – 124B 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

(Spring Break Week, closed Fri. Apr. 14)

Grab & Go Food Items

Grab and go food items to be eaten after sunset will be available for purchase:

Bld. 1400, Bookstore,  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Friday 9:00 – 1:00 pm

(Closed Spring Break Week April 10 – 14)

Bld. 1400, Cafeteria,  Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 2:00pm

(Closed Spring Break Week April 10 – 14)