Pastoral Care Services
Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr
Ramadan begins at sundown on August 1, 2011 and ends between August 30-31, 2011.
Ramadan is a holy month and is observed with fasting, prayer, study of the Qur'an and giving to
the needy. These observances are understood to help the individual have greater empathy for the
- Fasting: Fasting is a requirement of keeping Ramadan; however, exceptions are
made for reasons of illness. For concerns regarding medical exemption from fasting, please
call 410-328-6014, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or ask your nurse to page a
- Iftar: Iftar, the daily meal at sundown during Ramadan, is available Tuesday
and Thursday at the Campus Center located at 621 W. Lombard
Street in Baltimore.
- Prayer: To view a Ramadan Prayer Schedule, please click
here. Dhuhr, the midday prayer, is held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the VA Hospital,
located at 10 N. Greene Street in Baltimore.
Eid al-Fitr is expected to be on or around August 30, 2011.
- Eid al-Fitr: Celebrates the end of Ramadan. The day begins with a small
breakfast, followed by attending a service of Eid prayers. Traditionally, it is also a time
to visit friends and family.
For More Information
Please call 410-328-6014, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or ask
your nurse to page a chaplain if you would like more information about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr
services at UMMC.
This page was last updated on:
August 1, 2011.