About Ramadan 2024

About the Month of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, in which observing Muslims fast from all food and drink from dawn to sunset for a lunar month. Fasting is regarded as an essential spiritual practice for body, mind, and, soul that is valued across Muslim communities. The observance of fasting during the month of Ramadan is noted in the Qur'an and has come to represent the values of reflection, unity, celebration, and personal as well as communal growth. This year, the sacred month of Ramadan is expected to be observed from sundown March 10 through April 9, 2024. (These days could potentially shift one day based on the sighting of the moon.)

Iftar Prayers and Dinners

The Muslim month of Ramadan will span March 10 - April 9, 2024. During this time, Emory’s Muslim community will be observing with daily fasting from dawn through the sunlight hours and nightly iftar communal prayers and dinner.

On Atlanta campus, weeknight prayer and dinner will occur at Cannon Chapel with gathering at about 7:45 p.m., followed by prayer and dinner. Saturday and Sunday prayers and dinner will occur at the Emory Student Center. Weeknight iftars are hosted by OSRL, MSA, GMSC, Emory Muslim Alumni, and several Emory Schools, divisions, and units. The Muslim community does not need to register, but guests should register by emailing religiouslife@emory.edu.

Emory Dining Iftar and Suhoor Meal Pickups

There will be three locations for Iftar and Suhoor meal pickups. Suhoor meals can be picked up Monday-Friday at Canon Chapel. Both Iftar and Suhoor meals are available for pickup daily from the DCT from 5 - 8 p.m. Iftar and Suhoor meals are also available at the SAAC Café on the Clairmont campus daily from 5 - 8 p.m.