From Volunteer to Champion: Warm-hearted letter from Ilyaas Nagdee

Ilyaas at RTP Manchester 2015  Last year, during the hectic period of Exams and Sister’s Wedding Madness (around mid-May), I got a text from a friend I had met on a delegation to Bosnia just two months earlier about a project she had been involved in for a year called Ramadan Tent Project ; and…

Tribute to Bashir Osman: Our friend, Our brother and Our leader

The past few weeks have been a truly challenging month for us all here at Ramadan Tent Project. A period where all of our committee members, volunteers, speakers and guests have had to withstand fasting long hours during the summer solstice, working and being patient in a time where personal, professional and even weather conditions…

What is it like to be a Ramadan Tent Project Volunteer?

Shazma This is my first year volunteering with Ramadan Tent Project- I first heard about it through a friend that volunteered in 2014 and as soon as she suggested it to me for 2015, I signed up. I turned up on my first day to see the tent sat in the middle of Malet Street…

A Day in the Life of a Ramadan Tent Project Volunteer

Shazma This is my first year volunteering with Ramadan Tent Project- I first heard about it through a friend that volunteered in 2014 and as soon as she suggested it to me for 2015, I signed up. I turned up on my first day to see the tent sat in the middle of Malet Street…

Reflections from a Chinese-Jewish American on Interfaith Dialogue

Julia Malleck I grew up in a household of mixed identities and cultures.  My mother was born and raised in Taiwan, her mother and father leaving China shortly before the Communist Revolution.  My father grew up in New York in a Jewish household, his parents being the children of Ashkenazi immigrants. Because of my mixed…

Thoughts of a Young Woman From the Levant

RTP Volunteer When I first heard about Ramadan Tent Project’s Open Iftar, I really did not know what to expect. I thought, let me go find out what it is! There I found out the importance of RTP in fomenting inter-faith dialogue and solidarity. This project is extremely pioneering. One of its most benevolent aims…

From the Streets to the Garden: A Tale of Two Brothers

Last summer I was sitting on a bench outside SOAS thinking what went wrong? After we finished university, my best friend and I had dreams of achieving greatness and rewarding our families for all their patience and sacrifice. However, like many other instances in life, the day after was not as expected. Before I knew…

A Volunteer’s Experience

by Samra Said           When a secret gem like London Malet Street Gardens hosts Ramadan tent project, you know most immediately that ihsan is defined in this magical partnership.           I arrived to first night of Ramadan to be welcomed by familiar faces from 2013, to energised newbie where our new home…

First Impressions of the Ramadan Tent Project

By James Appleby  Following on from my article garnering the thoughts of current and erstwhile SOAS students, the other night I vowed to get the opinions of people who were experiencing the Ramadan Tent Project for the very first time. The product of this was three interviews featuring people of many different walks of life….

Hear What Participants Are Saying About Ramadan Tent Project!

One of Ramadan Tent Project’s keen supporters and attendees – SOAS student James – interviewed other Ramadan Tent Project attendees to get their perspective on Ramadan and Ramadan Tent Project. We are so thrilled to see people meeting each other and getting involved in the Ramadan Tent Project community! Reflections on the Ramadan Tent Experience…

A Heartfelt Message from a Ramadan Tent Project Volunteer

Written by Leyla As the blessed month approached, I began flicking through various projects that would take place during Ramadan, and like every Ramadan, I aimed to replace a bad habit with a good one. Scanning my actions throughout the year I left behind, it struck me that I have neglected the people around me,…

The Powerful Symbolism in the Ramadan Tent Project Logo

The Ramadan Tent Project logo was thoughtfully crafted to encompass the objectives of Ramadan Tent Project, which are to: * Cater for the homeless and individuals in need, through the provision of food and beverages during the month of Ramadan. In addition to providing a social space for interaction and fostering social bonds between people…