Chapel Hour Reflects on Ramadan

August 28, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will present its weekly chapel hour on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. in the Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The service is open to the public.

Members of the Muslim Student Association will lead this coming week’s service in honor of the approaching holy month of Ramadan. The students will explore the meaning of Islam and their own experiences of Ramadan observance.

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, marks the occasion when Allah revealed the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book, to Muhammad, the greatest prophet of the Islamic religion. Throughout the month, Muslims abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset in order to focus more on prayer and their faith.

There will be no chapel hour on Wednesday, Sept. 10 due to the President’s Convocation.

For additional information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at (309) 556-3005.

Contact: Heather Lindquist, ’09, (309) 556-3181