Ramadan is the holiest month of the year in Islamic culture and it is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to fast which begins at dawn and ends at sunset. In addition to abstaining from eating and drinking during this time, Muslims abstain from sinful speech and behaviour during Ramadan fasting or month. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the soul by freeing it from harmful impurities and teaches Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate, thus encouraging actions of generosity and compulsory charity (zakat).
Both students and staff enjoyed the gathering and had the great pleasure sharing this meal, praying together and spending time doing activities after the iftar meal including asking spiritual questions and some other fun competitions and activities with rewards and gifts for the students.