Celebrate the Spirit of Ramadan

Join us as we explore this holy month and its many traditions in partnership with Benevolence Australia.

The Spirit of Ramadan

“Ramadan, for me, is like a guest that comes to your house every year. How we do it is we kind of clean our house and get things ready – everything is in place and everything looks neat and tidy. It’s a guest that we happily welcome.”

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, when Muslims across the world fast from sunrise till sunset. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, and seen as an obligation upon all Muslims who are in good health. The holy month of fasting is a celebration, a pathway to achieving greater self-purification, and a special time of spiritual renewal. After Ramadan is over, the joyous festival of Eid al-Fitr begins! Our friends at Benevolence Australia have created this video looking at what Ramadan means to different people in the Muslim community.

Children participating in the Biostime - Early Learners Space activity at 'Romp and Stomp' 2019, Melbourne Museum.
Qemal Family, Shepparton, 1968

 

Lantern image courtesy of Reuben Street.


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