It’s the holy month of Ramadan again, the time of the year where Muslims all over the world abstain from food, sexual relations, and pretty much all worldly desires, to focus on spirituality and self-betterment.
This includes students in colleges and universities, who will have to refrain from food and drinks while attending classes and even, exams. This can be difficult, as some students will have to fast for longer hours during summer days and let’s be honest, college – even when you are not fasting – is tough enough as it is.
So how are our Muslim brothers and sisters observing Ramadan this year? We trawl Twitter to find out:
1. Ramadan, the return of this phrase to be explained
I told somebody about Ramadan in my English class and that's EXACTLY what they said back 😂😂
— Kaylana (@KaylanaKB) May 26, 2017
2. Also a good time to set #StudentGoals. You go, Pizza Gurl 🍕
-no غيبة ونميمية
-purify my heart
-be more positive
-focus in class
— ‘ (@a_iiiy) May 26, 2017
3. NGL, it will be testing on some days
*me tried not to talk shit about others cause it's ramadhan*
random person: *tAlk nonsense*
Me: YALL THIS ***** ISTG I M GONNA
— sora (@TAESL00NA) May 27, 2017
(ISTG = I Swear To God)
4. The thought of food does get in the way sometimes. We feel you, Usman, h and Maham
ramadan craving of the day: cornbread. hot, fresh, southern cornbread with melted butter on top. ONE day of texas govt class did this to me.
— ocean man (@EFFUSlVE) June 5, 2017
5. You can try, guys, but there’s no promise it will be reciprocated
When you want to hold hands but you know Ramadan is starting soon pic.twitter.com/NO2amy8aBl
— 𝕹𝖆𝖓𝖆 𝕵𝖎𝖇𝖗𝖎𝖑 (@girlswithtoys) May 26, 2017
6. College + Ramadan + Suhoor. Again, possible?
— M. Alma Bunkamara (@Panic_LikeUkno) June 5, 2017
7. Well, this medical student thinks it’s possible. If a medic can do it, so can you!
Ramadan Med Study: the act of txting, eating & watching Netflix w/ an open First Aid book nearby at night. pic.twitter.com/uIW4KZE1Kd
— Fahed Abdelaty (@fabdelaty) June 5, 2017
8. But seriously, no amount of willpower can be enough to decrypt what “Ramadan Kareem” with a 💙 means. (Ramadan Kareem means blessed or generous Ramadan)
9. So, here’s a summary in four words from this student
college and ramadan wow
— Raghad (@raghadhtt) May 27, 2017
Ramadan Kareem, everyone!
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