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From the AUT Muslim Students Association

Assalamualikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

Ramadhan Kareem everyone!

Ramadan is one of the most important times on the Islamic calendar, a time of spiritual reflection, fasting and care for those less fortunate. The Iftar meal, which breaks the fast at the end of each day is a special time for people to come together to share food and conversation. This Ramadhan, the Muslim Students Association hosted an Iftar Night in the Hikuwai Plaza.

The event signified togetherness and celebrated diversity and strengthened relationships with our brothers and sisters. Everyone came dressed in traditional outfits to break their fasts followed by dinner under the stars. The ambience of the night became even more beautiful with the presence of our special guests Sonny Bill Williams and Sheikh Shakir. A true motivation and inspiration.

Also being Wellbeing Week, this event was a mind refresher and helped to show our association’s support for our students and to make sure everyone was coping okay with life, especially after the tough phase everyone’s been through in recent months. Ramadhan is a time when we focus on the well-being of ourselves. It’s a time when we focus on the positive aspects and let go of the negatives. It’s a time to physically and mentally detox ourselves and let go of all the stress and tension because our health is a blessing we all have.

With the semester almost coming to an end, we would like to shout-out to everyone for being an awesome support system for our team. Special thanks to AUTSA who were our main support system in organising all our events. Thank you everyone.

Samirah Ali


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