Ramadan is time for sharing. We are encouraging all Muslims to reach out to neighbours and share their Ramadadan experiences.
Here are a few ideas, though we're happy to to include much, much more!
In the community
Use this opportunity to share your faith and your fast with Muslim and non-Muslims alike. Open up your Mosques and community centres to the community, organise community Iftars and donate food to needy families in your local area.
Advertise your events on our events page
With your friends and colleagues
1. Let people know about Ramadan by sharing this website, link to our FAQs on Ramadan
2. Put up a Ramadan banner on your door
This can be something handmade or something more formal.
But don't stop there. Print out a fact sheet on Ramadan and stick that on the door to educate readers passing by about the blessed month and what it means to Muslims.
3. Send neighbors Iftar snacks
Include a note with the food that the month of Ramadan is here and you are sharing your joy with them.
4. Give kids Ramadan Mubarak balloons and candy
Let your neighbours' kids also feel the happiness of Ramadan by including chocolate and candy among your snacks. Balloons also add a nice touch, and if you can get some printed which have "Ramadan Mubarak" written on them, they may remember the blessed month even after it has passed.
5. Publish Ramadan information in your neighbourhood newsletter/local paper
If you are part of a neighbourhood association inform them about Ramadan and prepare a short write-up about the month. This is a great way of informing many more neighbours about Ramadan. Contact your local paper and tell them what you are doing.
6. Have a neighbourhood Iftar gathering
Invite your neighboours round for Iftar. You can send round printed invitations with a card tellling your neighbours what Ramadan is about.
7. Get your kids on it
Encourage your children to inform their friends what Ramadan is all about and have the children invite their classmates to your Iftar gatherings.
8. Talk about what Ramadan means to you
What's it like to fast? How do you work/go to school and still fast? These are some questions you may be asked. Don't just point your guests to the pamphlets. Tell them and use some personal examples they can relate to.