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Ramadan and Exams

Ramadan and Exams

Ramadan falls within the examination season for the next few years. The combination of long days and examinations will put extra pressure on young Muslims, however they decide to observe Ramadan.

Observing Ramadan may bring many benefits to individuals and communities but also has the potential to cause the individual temporary hardship through hunger and lack of liquids during fasting hours which may impact on physical well-being and cognitive performance.

Young Muslims and families, particularly those sitting exams during summer months, will need to balance their obligations as Muslims with their studies and the importance of examinations for their future, noting that the pursuit of education is also a religious and moral duty for Muslims of both genders. This is also alongside any other relevant factors when deciding how to observe Ramadan.

ASCL (Association of school and college leaders) has worked with imams, Islamic scholars, experts, Muslim chaplains in the education sector and leaders to produce this information on how best Muslim students can fulfill their Islamic obligations during Ramadan, including the obligation to perform well in their exams.

 

Ramadan and Exams - ASCL