The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan begins this evening and continues until the evening of 12 May or 13 May.
It will be followed by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
If you are not a Muslim but have friends or colleagues who are observing Ramadan, please bear in mind people are fasting from dawn until sunset every day during the month.
The COVID-19 Vaccine and Ramadan.
The British Islamic Medical Association has reviewed evidence from Islamic scholars and confirmed that having the COVID-19 vaccine does not invalidate the fast. In addition, the vaccine does not contain pork or other animal, foetal or alcohol products – this reflects the advice of the majority of Islamic scholars that it is permissible.
Muslim NHS Professionals discuss the vaccine and Ramadan>>
Ramadan Health Factsheet for NHS Staff from the Muslim Council of Britain>>