Abigail Sanchez
Opinions Editor

On April 1, the Whittier College Office of the President sent out an email briefly explaining the holy celebration of Ramadan, observed by Muslims around the world, which begins April 2. Within this email was also an announcement that the Campus Inn would be extending their hours to accommodate those who observe Ramadan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, commemorating when “the Prophet Muhammad received the initial revelations of the Qu’ran, the holy book for Muslims.” It is a month of fasting and prayer, as well as reflection and community. Fasting throughout this month is observed from dawn until dusk; however, it is also common to have a meal before dawn (Suhoor) and a meal after sunset (Iftar). The dates and the length of the month varies depending on the sighting of the Shawwal Moon. This year, Ramadan begins at sunset on April 2 and ends on the evening of May 2.

To accommodate Whittier College students observing this holy celebration, the Campus Inn will be open for indoor dining until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 8:15 p.m. on the weekends. The CI will also offer pre-order pickup meals for these students, which must be picked up at the CI by 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 p.m. on the weekends. Pre-orders include vegan and vegetarian options, and must be placed for a week at a time. The deadline for placing orders is by 12:00 p.m. on Friday for the following week. The meal order form is available on the Campus Inn website, which can be accessed through the email sent by president@whittier.edu with the subject line “Ramadan 2022 begins April 2.”

Featured Image: Emerson Little / Quaker Campus

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  • Abigail Sanchez has been writing for the Quaker Campus since fall 2019 and is currently the Opinions Editor of the Quaker Campus. She is also a freelance writer and has written for two feminist media platforms. She enjoys writing about political and social issues that affect the country and her community. In her spare time, Abigail likes to listen to music, read books, and write fictional stories.

Abigail Sanchez has been writing for the Quaker Campus since fall 2019 and is currently the Opinions Editor of the Quaker Campus. She is also a freelance writer and has written for two feminist media platforms. She enjoys writing about political and social issues that affect the country and her community. In her spare time, Abigail likes to listen to music, read books, and write fictional stories.

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