Ramadan Iftar hosted by MSA

Ramadan at St. Thomas

Ramadan, the 9th month in the Islamic calendar, is a holy month of fasting, charity, prayers, and self-reflection.

During Ramadan, we offer a variety of opportunities to break the fast, engage with community and hear from special speakers, along with other activities.

Contact Information

Dr. Sadaf Rauf Shier

Associate Chaplain, Muslim Faith

sadaf.shier@stthomas.edu

Dr. Sadaf Rauf Shier speaking to Fr. Collins

A Celebration of Community and Self-Discipline

Watch Vice President for Mission Father Chris Collins ’93, SJ, and Associate Chaplain Sadaf Shier, PhD, discuss Ramadan.

Weekly Iftar Dinners and Events

During Ramadan, we offer a variety of opportunities to break the fast, engage with community and hear from special speakers, along with other activities. Meals are complimentary but an RSVP is required for each event, so register for each event through the Muslim Student Life page or TommieLink.

Student getting snacks

Ramadam Specific Late-Night Prayer

Al Taraweeh

Muslim students lead Al Taraweeh late-night prayer in the Iversen Center for Faith Meditation Room during Ramadan. If you are interested in leading prayers, please contact Dr. Sadaf Shier.

How to Request Academic Accommodations During Ramadan

With the permission from our VP of Academic Affairs, this template is being shared to help you communicate with faculty or supervisors to negotiate with them about your needs during Ramadan. You may customize the text to fit your needs.

Meals from Dining Services

Resident students and non-resident students may pre-order pre-packaged meals for Sahur. Meals should be ordered 24 hours in advance. If you do not already have a meal plan, these meals will be charged on your student account.

Snacks for Breaking a Fast

Students who are on campus when it is time to break their fast, but cannot have a meal right away, may pick up a package of dates from one of the following locations:

  • All campus meditation rooms
  • Off Campus Student Life in ASC
  • DFC Commons
  • Front Desk at the School of Education
  • School of Law
Muslim student headshot

Muslim Students Explain Ramadan

We asked our students: “Why is Ramadan so important and what does it mean to you?” Watch the video the hear their answers.