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Ramadan

For Muslims, Ramadan is the sacred month that observes when the Quran was revealed, and it is honored through the sacred practices known as the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars of Islam include the declaration of the faith, pilgrimaging to Mecca, tithing, prayer, and fasting.

Many Muslims in Utah observe Ramadan through fast and prayer. Fasting is typically observed by abstaining from food and water from dawn to sunset and is considered highly recommended rather than mandatory. Prayers are performed five times a day during dawn (Fajr), mid-day (Dhuhr), late afternoon (Asr), sunset (Maghrib), and nightfall (Isha).

This year in Salt Lake City, Ramadan begins on Saturday, April 2, and ends at sunset on Monday, May 2. The start and end of Ramadan are between twenty-nine to thirty days, depending on the first sight of the crescent moon during the lunar year.

For Administration and Faculty

  • As noted, in Salt Lake City, Ramadan will begin on Saturday, April 2, and will continue through May 2.
  • In light of remote learning, coordination of Ramadan observance and accommodation will need to take into account the various time zones where students are living.
  • Students observing the fast may ask for a 15-minute break during class to pray. If a class is during or after sunset, students may turn off their cameras to eat or may not be able to participate in class and activities at all.
  • Due to fasting practices, Muslim students may opt to request religious accommodations for all course requirements, including final exams.

For Students

  • Students seeking religious accommodations for their observation of Ramadan should complete this form:
    Request for Religious Accommodation
  • SLCC has two reflection/meditation rooms available to the SLCC community at the Taylorsville/Redwood Campus Student Center 124 (Thayne Center for Student Life and Leadership and Engagement), and at the Jordan Campus Student Center 142. Please contact Salt Lake Community College Event Schedule Coordinator, Heather Lynes at SchedulingEvents@slcc.edu or 801-957-4552.
  • For questions about Ramadan or religious accommodations, please contact Salt Lake Community College Director of EEO and Title IX, David Jensen at david.jensen@slcc.edu or 801-957-4561.

Schedule

Ramadan 2022 Schedule
April 2-May 2

Ramadan*

Date

Fajr

Sunrise

Dhuhr

Asr**

Maghrib / Iftar

Isha

1

Sat, Apr 2

05:02 a.m.

06:32 a.m.

1:09 p.m.

4:38 p.m.

7:38 p.m.

8:55 p.m.

2

Sun, Apr 3

05:00 a.m.

06:29 a.m.

1:09 p.m.

4:39 p.m.

7:39 p.m.

8:55 p.m.

3

Mon, Apr 4

04:57 a.m.

06:27 a.m.

1:09 p.m.

4:40 p.m.

7:41 p.m.

8:57 p.m.

4

Tue, Apr 5

04:55 a.m.

06:25 a.m.

1:09 p.m.

4:40 p.m.

7:43 p.m.

8:59 p.m.

5

Wed, Apr 6

04:53 a.m.

06:23 a.m.

1:08 p.m.

4:41 p.m.

7:44 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

6

Thu, Apr 7

04:51 a.m.

06:20 a.m.

1:08 p.m.

4:42 p.m.

7:46 p.m.

9:02 p.m.

7

Fri, Apr 8

04:48 a.m.

06:18 a.m.

1:08 p.m.

4:43 p.m.

7:48 p.m.

9:04 p.m.

8

Sat, Apr 9

04:46 a.m.

06:16 a.m.

1:07 p.m.

4:44 p.m.

7:49 p.m.

9:04 p.m.

9

Sun, Apr 10

04:44 a.m.

06:14 a.m.

1:07 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

7:51 p.m.

9:06 p.m.

10

Mon, Apr 11

04:42 a.m.

06:12 a.m.

1:07 p.m.

4:46 p.m.

7:53 p.m.

9:08 p.m.

11

Tue, Apr 12

04:40 a.m.

06:09 a.m.

1:07 p.m.

4:47 p.m.

7:54 p.m.

9:09 p.m.

12

Wed, Apr 13

04:37 a.m.

06:07 a.m.

1:06 p.m.

4:48 p.m.

7:56 p.m.

9:11 p.m.

13

Thu, Apr 14

04:35 a.m.

06:05 a.m.

1:06 p.m.

4:49 p.m.

7:58 p.m.

9:13 p.m.

14

Fri, Apr 15

04:33 a.m.

06:03 a.m.

1:06 p.m.

4:50 p.m.

7:59 p.m.

9:14 p.m.

15

Sat, Apr16

04:31 a.m.

06:01 a.m.

1:06 p.m.

4:51 p.m.

8:01 p.m.

9:16 p.m.

16

Sun, Apr 17

04:29 a.m.

05:59 a.m.

1:05 p.m.

4:52 p.m.

8:03 p.m.

9:17 p.m.

17

Mon, Apr 18

04:27 a.m.

05:56 a.m.

1:05 p.m.

4:53 p.m.

8:04 p.m.

9:18 p.m.

18

Tue, Apr 19

04:23 a.m.

05:54 a.m.

1:05 p.m.

4:54 p.m.

8:06 p.m.

9:20 p.m.

19

Wed, Apr 20

04:21 a.m.

05:52 a.m.

1:05 p.m.

4:55 p.m.

8:08 p.m.

9:22 p.m.

20

Thu, Apr 21

04:19 a.m.

05:50 a.m.

1:04 p.m.

4:55 p.m.

8:09 p.m.

9:23 p.m.

21

Fri, Apr 22

04:16 a.m.

05:48 a.m.

1:04 p.m.

4:56 p.m.

8:11 p.m.

9:25 p.m.

22

Sat, Apr 23

04:14 a.m.

04:46 a.m.

1:04 p.m.

4:57 p.m.

8:13 p.m.

9:26 p.m.

23

Sun, Apr 24

04:12 a.m.

04:44 a.m.

1:04 p.m.

4:57 p.m.

8:01 p.m.

9:27 p.m.

24

Mon, Apr 25

04:09 a.m.

04:42 a.m.

1:04 p.m.

4:58 p.m.

8:14 p.m.

9:29 p.m.

25

Tue, Apr 26

04:07 a.m.

04:40 a.m.

1:03 p.m.

4:59 p.m.

8:16 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

26

Wed, Apr 27

04:02 a.m.

04:38 a.m.

1:03 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

8:18 p.m.

9:31 p.m.

27

Thu, Apr 28

04:00 a.m.

04:36 a.m.

1:03 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

8:19 p.m.

9:33 p.m.

28

Fri, Apr 29

03:58 a.m.

04:34 a.m.

1:03 p.m.

5:01 p.m.

8:21 p.m.

9:33 p.m.

29

Sat, Apr 30

03:55 a.m.

04:32 a.m.

1:03 p.m.

5:01 p.m.

8:23 p.m.

9:34 p.m.

30

Sun, May 1

03:53 a.m.

04:50 a.m.

1:02 p.m.

5:02 p.m.

8:24 p.m.

9:32 p.m.


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