Here’s where you can celebrate Ramadan in Minnesota

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Muslims across the world began observing Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, and charity, on the evening of March 10.

Muslim communities in Minnesota will host events for the next several weeks to commemorate the Islamic holy month, while also raising money for relief efforts in Gaza and Sudan. Muslims will fast from dawn until sunset for 30 days. The first fast began on March 11. The holiday commemorates the month when the Qur’an, the Islamic holy book, was first revealed more than a thousand years ago. 

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic 12-month calendar. The calendar is a lunar cycle, so Ramadan falls at different times each year. The month will end with a celebration of Eid al-Fitr tentatively set for April 10.

Observing Muslims who are physically and financially able abstain from food and drink while fasting. They also spend the month bettering themselves and treating others with kindness. They also increase prayer throughout the day and night, and read the Qur’an. 

Muslims break their fast at sunset with family, friends, or on their own. Muslim-led organizations and mosques in Minnesota typically host free iftars, or breaking of the fast, for Muslims to come together for food, prayer, and community.

Mosques and Muslim organizations also host fundraisers, volunteer events, and halaqas, or classes, about Islam. Muslims often attend their local mosque for taraweeh, the night prayer, in the evenings after breaking their fast.

Sahan Journal compiled a calendar of events at mosques and local organizations. 

Do you have a Ramadan community event to add to this calendar? 

Please reach out to us at hansari@sahanjournal.com with the subject line “Ramadan 2024,” and we’ll add your event to our directory. 

Here’s how you can celebrate Ramadan in Minnesota this year:

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March 12, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6 p.m. at Rabata Cultural Center, 3533 Lexington Ave. N., Arden Hills, MN 55126

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 14, 2024

March 15, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:30 p.m. at Masjid Hamzah/Al-Mahmood Foundation, 5995 Timber Trail S.E., Prior Lake MN 55372

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 16, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:30 p.m. at Masjid Hamzah/Al-Mahmood Foundation, 5995 Timber Trail S.E., Prior Lake MN 55372

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 4 p.m. at Al Islamic Community Center of MN/Masjid Al-Iman, 1429 2nd St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:45 p.m. at Islamic Association of Mankato, 222 E. Walnut St., Mankato, MN 56001

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 19, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 5:30 p.m. at Northwest Islamic Community Center, 3300 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, MN 55447

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6 p.m. at MCC/Masjid Ar-Rahman, 8910 Old Cedar Ave., Bloomington, MN 55425

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:15 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Islamic Center, 2100 93rd Way N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:15 p.m. at Muslim American Society Blaine, 12175 Aberdeen St. N.E., Blaine, MN 55449

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 20, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6 p.m. at Masjid Dar Al-Hijra,  504 Cedar Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55454

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:45 p.m. at Masjid At-Taqwa, 1608 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:45 p.m. at Quba Islamic Center, 415 N. Chestnut, Chaska, MN 55318

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 21, 2024

18×26 Academy Annual Iftar Fundraiser

Location/Time: Zawadi Restaurant and Event Center, 1701 American Boulevard East #Suite 15 Bloomington, MN 55425

Cost: General admission $100.

March 22, 2024

March 23, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6 p.m. at Abubakar As-Sadique, 2824 13th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:15 p.m. at Imam Hussain Islamic Center, 6120 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 24, 2024

March 26, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 5:30 p.m. at South Metro Islamic Center, 15400 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:30 p.m. at Assalam Mosque, 1460 Skillman Ave. E., Maplewood, MN 55109

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 27, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Masjid, 10186 Lancaster Ln. N., Maple Grove, MN 55369

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 28, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 5:45 p.m. at Eastern Twin Cities Islamic Center, 12585 Hudson Rd. S., Afton, MN 55001

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6 p.m. at Abubakar As-Saddique/Faribault Islamic Center, 1201 Division St. W., Faribault, MN 55021

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:30 p.m. at Dar Al Farooq Center, 8201 Park Ave., Bloomington, MN  55420

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 29, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6:45 p.m. at the Turkish American Society of Minnesota, 6565 Oakley Dr. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55432

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

March 30, 2024

Taking Heart Ramadan Interfaith Iftar, ongoing event across the state

Location/Time: 6 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Minnesota, 1401 Gardena Ave. N.E., Fridley, MN 55432.

Cost: Free, but register here. 

Contact: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at revcbs11@gmail.com

April 4, 2024

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