Working Muslim Guide to Ramadan
This year Ramadan [the month of fasting] starts on 20/21 July 2012. In order to enable employers and employees to fulfil their obligations to each other in this month Saiyyidah Zaidi, founder of Working Muslim, in partnership with The Muslim Council of Britain and 1st Ethical Charitable Trust, Khanz and Australian Muslim Association has prepared the Second edition of the Working Muslim Guide to Ramadan.
The guides provide practical tips targeted to employers and employees, providing practical and pragmatic advice. They can be downloaded from the links below and for the first time are available in english, french and spanish.
“As a working Muslim woman I am very proud to have enabled the production of this guide. It encapsulates 20 years of personal experience as well as that of many others who have contributed to the guide. These guides provide practical advice to Muslims, non Muslim colleagues and employees. We have approached this from a very practical perspective and ensured balance between responsibilities to faith and employers.”
Saiyyidah Zaidi, Founder and CEO, Working Muslim; Executive Coach, McLean Stone.
“I see The Working Muslim in Ramadan guide as a vital tool for enhancing good relations between organisations and their Muslim employees. Fasting is a key tradition within the Christian and Muslim faiths, and Ramadan is an important time of reflection and fasting for Muslims. I would encourage all employers and employees to read these guides.”
The Right Reverend Bishop Richard Cheetham, Co-Chair, Christian Muslim Forum; Bishop of Kingston-upon-Thames
“Islam sets out very clearly the need for Muslims to find a balance when they try to fulfil their obligations to themselves, their families, society and to God. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims face the added challenge of balancing their obligations to worship God more whilst also performing to the best of their abilities for their employers. The Working Muslim in Ramadan guide will be extremely useful in providing employers and Muslims helpful information about Ramadan. I believe this guide is a must for every workplace.”
Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, Chair, Mosque and Community Affairs Committee, MCB; Goodwill Ambassador, 1st Ethical Charitable Trust; Co-Chair, Christian Muslim Forum
“I confirm that I endorse the works of the Ramadhan Awareness Campaign and the Working Muslim guides. RAC is a well respected initiative that plays a significant role in the lives of Australian Muslims and non Muslims in Ramadhan and I encourage all community members and potential partners to support this work.”
Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, Founder United Muslims of Australia.
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Note to Editors.
Working Muslim is a UK organisation enabling Muslims, particularly women, to balance responsibilities to work, faith, family and society. The organisation is taking a lead on work issues and is providing supportive, balanced information for both employers and employees.
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