Ramadan Tent Project Represented at the European Commission in Brussels

Ramadan Countdown: 32 days!

Ramadan Tent Project was represented at the European Union Commission in Brussels on 19th and 20th May. The invitation was extended by the Muslim Charities Forum, aiming to strengthen the ties between the EU Commission and Muslim charities. You can read more about the meetings held during the visit and see pictures on the Muslim Charities Forum website.





And the Project of the Year Award goes to… Ramadan Tent Project!

Ramadan Countdown: 36 days!

The Ramadan Tent Project was awarded the “Student-Led Volunteering Project of the Year” for 2014 at the Make A Difference Celebration at SOAS University of London this week. Congratulations to the Ramadan Tent Project, its founder Omar Salha, and the dedicated volunteers for achieving well-deserved recognition for their hard work.

SOAS, ranked among the UK’s top universities for activism, is known for the students and alumni who are passionate about positive social change. PhD student Omar Salha began the Ramadan Tent Project in 2011, and each year it has expanded tremendously, making a remarkable impact on the community. In 2013, the Ramadan Tent Project hosted hundreds of participants each evening during the month of Ramadan. Prominent authors, journalists, and community leaders were guest speakers at the Ramadan Tent Project, which was featured last year by various news channels, including the BBC.

We can’t wait to see how Ramadan Tent Project continues to expand in 2014 and in the years to come!

Did you get to experience Ramadan Tent Project last year? What is your favourite thing about the Ramadan Tent Project? Please share by commenting below.





Need A Little Extra Happiness in Your Life? Discover The Community Spirit at the Ramadan Tent!

Heidi Green

Ramadan Countdown: 40 days!

Community. Friendship. Love. These are a few words used to describe what Ramadan meant to some of the hundreds of visitors of the Ramadan Tent in 2013. Each night during Ramadan, Muslims, non-Muslims, people from various countries, cultures, and religions came together for iftar – the evening meal after sunset. Once again in 2014, everyone is invited to contribute and benefit from being part of this great experience.

A humanitarian and philosopher wrote that, “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength… we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing” (Jean Vanier, Community and Growth).

Last year at the Ramadan Tent, money was raised to help provide relief to people in Syria, Somalia, and in the local homeless community in London. There is a common saying in Islam that “whosoever fulfills the needs of his brother, God will fulfill his needs.” But It’s not about raising money.

It’s about making connections. Lifting the spirits of those whose hearts are heavy, lending a listening ear, reaching out to someone who might not have many friends, or just inspiring someone through sharing stories. These are the little things that can change lives and thread meaningful moments into something greater. As Muslim scholar Yasir Qadhi stated, “Those who strive to make others happy always find it in themselves.”

There is something special about the community spirit at the Ramadan Tent that is hard to describe. Perhaps it comes from the dedicated volunteers, the inspiring guest speakers, or the gratitude that is felt by the hundreds of people eating together and learning about each other’s cultures. So, if you’re looking for a little extra inspiration this Ramadan, come be part of the community at the Tent.

What are you most looking forward to during Ramadan 2014?



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