Webinar for people living with diabetes and who wish to prepare for Ramadan
The webinar will take place on Thursday, February 17, from 5 -6.30pm and will take place on Zoom. The webinar is free but people must book a place via https://tinyurl.com/Ramadan-2022
Speakers will be Moulana Azizur Rahman (graduate of Traditional Islamic Studies, Theology, Jurisprudence & Classical Arabic from Imam Zakariya Academy, Forest Gate, and teacher and course co-ordinator at Al Misbaah Academy, Seven Kings, Redbridge) and health expert Dr Waqas Tahir (GP Partner Affinity Care (Cowgill Surgery, Clayton), GPwER Diabetes and Diabetes Lead, Bradford Care Alliance).
This will be followed by two people sharing their lived experience of diabetes and Ramadan - one of whom fasts and one of whom chooses not to fast - and the talks will also be followed by a Q&A.
The webinar will be recorded so if people can’t attend the live event but would like to watch it they should register and they will be sent the recorded version after February 17.
Ramadan in 2022 will run from on or around Saturday 2 April to Sunday 1 May. Holding the webinar in February will give people the time to prepare for fasting and to receive health advice in good time.
The Qur'an requires Muslims to fast during the month of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. Ultimately, it is a personal choice whether or not to fast. However, for those who choose to fast, Diabetes UK recommends that people consult a doctor or healthcare team before Ramadan, to make sure that they are able to look after themselves properly. Failing to do so is in itself contrary to the Qur'an, which clearly states that you must not act in a way that harms your body (Al Baqarah Verse: 195).
See the Ramadan pages here - https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/ramadan