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Top tips for students observing Ramadan

Ramadan is the holy month in Islam where it marks the revelation of the Qur'an. Ramadan starts on Tuesday 13th April 2021 and is forecasted to end on Wednesday 12th May 2021. This could change depending on lunar sightings. Like 2020 Ramadan this year falls on a period of social distancing and exams.

Ramadan is the time for reflection, where Muslims abstain from eating and drinking amid sunshine hours and focus on supplication, refinement and charitable acts. This year Ramadan falls once again during a period of lockdown and social limitations. A few mosques are open for restricted numbers and shorter administrations.

The final day of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, is anticipated to start on the evening of 12 May, even though huge occasions are impossible to go ahead this year. Be that as it may, you choose to watch Ramadan this year, we trust that you just can keep up the quintessence of Ramadan despite social separating and travel restrictions. Amid this period we get it that it may be a small harder than normal for you to concentrate.

The combination of long days with the plausibility of higher temperatures, and the changes to how learning, evaluations and exams are conducted amid this time may put additional weight on you. In light of this, we have put together a few tips to assist you best keep up your energy levels.


Plan your timetable as far in advance as possible, so you can schedule organising your relevant coursework, revision, rest, daily exercise, prayer and meals in the most efficient way possible. By planning, you'll know how you best change and sort out your work early on, which ought to assist you to amplify your effectiveness. Keep in mind that shopping and sourcing certain nourishments may take longer than regular.


Ensure you're as well-rested as possible. Although fasting can make you're feeling lethargic, getting as much rest as you can assist you at school.

Suhur choices

Attempt to form great nourishment choices when eating a Suhur (pre-dawn supper). We suggest you eat slow energy release food such as grains, oats, beans, and protein, as well as maximising your fluid intake. Remaining hydrated is imperative to your wellbeing, prosperity and cognitive execution. On the off chance that you experience headaches or tiredness, this may be a sign of dehydration.


Constrain physical effort. Remain inside or within the shade and limit your physical movement. This can be especially significant if you've got an online exam that you plan to complete that afternoon.

Evening meals

When it comes to breaking your fast, attempt to eat a balanced meal. Once more, arranging for this is often critical. This would be a dinner that contains the right extents of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water essential to preserve great wellbeing.

Mental health and Wellbeing

There is a wide and diverse range of opinions as to how to observe Ramadan. Be kind to yourself. Remember to take care of your mental health and wellbeing during this time.

If you have any queries or issues there are many organisations like Kooth, ChildLine etc to help you. Alternatively, you can call Aqiils Center and one of the team will look after you.

The Muslim Council of Britain has published online guidance to help you cope with the restrictions of lockdown during Ramadan.