FSC wishes it's Muslim Community a very Happy and Peaceful Celebration of Ramadan!

FSC is committed to fostering a sense of belonging, promoting diversity and fostering empathy, compassion, and personal development.  

Ramadan is considered one of the holiest months of the year for Muslims. In Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Qur’an, and fast from food and drink during the sunlit hours as a means of drawing closer to God and cultivating self-control, gratitude, and compassion for those less fortunate. Ramadan is a month of intense spiritual rejuvenation with a heightened focus on devotion, during which Muslims spend extra time reading the Qur’an and performing special prayers. Those unable to fast, such as pregnant or nursing women, the sick, or elderly people & children, are exempt from fasting.

This year Ramadan begins on March 11th and ends on April 9th.  A significant aspect of Ramadan is fasting and is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam.  Throughout the celebration of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn to sunset. Further, the ultimate goal of fasting signifies a state of constant awareness of God.

Muslims welcome Ramadan as an opportunity for self-reflection and spiritual improvement, and as a means to grow in moral excellence. 

A Note to the FSC Community:

Provided below are links that can assist with supporting students who observe Ramadan.  Please remember that the month can be different for each individual as well as become extremely exhausting for students.  We encourage everyone to take the time to review these resources.  For faculty and staff, it is imperative to accommodate students and recognize fellow students and staff whom observe Ramadan.  

Resources for Students: 

  • Farmingdale State College provides a space for prayer for all in Quintyne that is accessible all year long.
  • Additionally our Muslim Student Association promotes unity, brotherhood and sisterhood among Muslims and non-Muslims while cultivating cultural, religious, and other activities in the best traditions of Islam.  Students of all faiths are welcome and encouraged to openly discuss religion and foster interfaith and cultural understanding.  
  • FSC Students, Faculty, and Staff who have accommodation concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion or visit us in Horton, 130.