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Stanford Ramadan 2024

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Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. It is celebrated as the month during which Muhammad received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn to sunset. They are also supposed to avoid impure thoughts and bad behavior. 

Muslims break their daily fasts by sharing meals with family and friends, and the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a three-day festival known as Eid al-Fitr, one of Islam’s major holidays. Ramadan always falls on the ninth month of the 12-month Islamic calendar. Ramadan 2024 begins at sunset on March 10, and ends on the evening of April 9.


The Muslim Student Union (MSU) is hosting iftar dinners and Taraweeh prayers every night except during Spring Break. Taraweeh prayers begin March 10. They will be led by student reciters and will include a short reflection on the verses. Iftars begin on March 11 and will include a variety of cuisines that celebrate the diversity of the Muslim community on campus. Food is catered from local halal restaurants.

For the first half of Ramadan in Winter Quarter (March 11-March 22), Iftars, Maghrib prayer, Isha prayer, and Taraweeh will take place in the Lake House. Iftars will not take place over Spring Break, but the Lake House will be available for community members to congregate for Maghrib, Isha, and Taraweeh prayers. For the last part of Ramadan in Spring Quarter (March 31-April 9), Iftars will take place in Old Union Courtyard. Maghrib prayer, Isha prayer, and Taraweeh will take place in the 3rd floor of Old Union, CIRCLE Sanctuary.

The ORSL will be one of the cosponsors of the Open Iftar on Thursday April 4. 

Eid will be celebrated on April 10 on Wilbur Field. Takebeerat will begin at 8:30 am and the prayer and sermon will begin at 9:00 am.

All Stanford affiliates, family, and community members are welcome to attend MSU's Ramadan programming.

Ramadan Iftar Buffet


Ramadan in Winter Quarter

March 11-March 22, 2024

Lake House (636 Lomita Ct, Stanford, CA 94305)

  • Iftars (beginning on March 11)
  • Maghrib prayer
  • Isha prayer
  • Taraweeh (beginning on March 10)
Ramadan in Spring Break

March 23-March 30, 2024

No Iftars.

Lake House (636 Lomita Ct, Stanford, CA 94305)

  • Maghrib, Isha, and Tarweeh prayers
Ramadan in Spring Quarter

March 31-April 9

CIRCLE Sanctuary (Old Union, 3rd floor, Room 308)

  • Maghrib prayer, Isha prayer, and Taraweeh

Old Union Courtyard (520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305)

  • Iftars

ORSL Iftar

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Old Union Courtyard (520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305)

Join ORSL and the Muslim Community for breaking of the fast, speakers, reflections, and religious practices. The Muslim Student Union is teaming up with the Office for Religious and Spiritual Life to host the ORSL Iftar. Iftar is the meal that breaks one's fast. Muslims all around the world fast from sunrise to sunset every day during Ramadan.


Wednesday, April 10
8:30 am - Takebeerat, 9:00 am - Prayer and sermon
Wilbur Field (560 Wilbur Way, Stanford, CA 94305)

Eid marks the end of Ramadan with the sighting of the new moon and is one of the two most important Islamic holy days. Come celebrate with us with prayer and bagels!

Dining Halls

R&DE Stanford Dining, Hospitality & Auxiliaries (SDHA) is committed to providing inclusive dining programs that support the needs of Muslim students at Stanford. They offer a variety of food options to accommodate the dietary needs of Stanford's Muslim community. All chicken and beef served in the dining halls is certified halal unless noted otherwise on the label.

Please sign up here to participate in the SDHA dining hall Ramadan programs.

March 10 - April 9, 2024

Suhoor and Iftar meals will be available at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons and Lakeside Dining from sunset – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and sunset – 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

  • Suhoor Beginning the evening of March 10, 2024 we will offer a build-your-own Suhoor station including a rotating assortment of grab-n-go sandwiches, breakfast items, breads and pastries, fruit, snack bars, yogurts, hard-boiled eggs, trail mix, and other healthy snacks to assemble a nutritious pre-dawn meal.
  • Iftar Iftar specials representing Muslim cultures across the world, and inspired by input from students and staff, will be offered at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons and Lakeside Dining on Wednesdays from sunset – 9:00pm. Seating areas in these dining halls will be designated for students wanting to break their fast as a community during Spring Break.
  • Eid al-Fitr Arrillaga Family Dining Commons and Lakeside Dining will offer a special Eid dinner on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.


Click on the link below for more details!