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Fasting for Ramadan?

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan starts this week and many students and staff will be fasting. Fasting during the exam period can be very difficult. It’s important that you fast safely and keep yourself healthy.


Here are some helpful tips from the NHS:

  • Aim for a balanced diet
  • Eat foods from all the food groups
  • Limit sugary food
  • Eat foods high in fibre
  • Avoid deep-fried, high-sugar and high-fat foods
  • Drink lots of water and avoid eating anything too rich.

Suhoor (the pre-dawn meal) should be a wholesome meal that’s filling and provides energy throughout the day. Pitta bread, salad, cereal (especially oats) or toast provide a constant release of energy. Make sure you get some vitamins too – fruit and fruit juice are good for that revitalising effect.

More information on fasting and your health is available from the NHS: 

Don't forget to look after your mind as well your body - check out the the Study Well guide

Download the Ramadan timetable from the East London Mosque

Open Iftar at the Mile End campus

If youre working late at the Mile End campus, please join us for open Iftar (the fast-breaking meal) on Thursday 17, 24 and 31 May in Library Square at sunset. There will be free food and everyone is welcome.

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