Chapel Hour to honor Ramadan

August 27, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan's University Chapel Hour will hold a service reflecting on the meaning of Islam and the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington). The service will be lead by the Muslim Student Association and will model a typical Muslim service held during the month of Ramadan.

The service is free and open to the public.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and Muslims believe that during this month Allah revealed the Qur'an to Muhammad. Muslims fast from dawn until dusk, which is meant to increase prayer offered to Allah and to teach patience, modesty, and spirituality. This year, Ramadan ends on Sept. 21 and is celebrated with a breaking of the fast called Eid ul-Fitr.

For additional information, please contact the Chaplain's office at (309) 556-3005.

Contact: Katie Webb '13, (309) 556-3181