Your Guide to Ramadan in Minneapolis
Ramadan is the Islamic practice of fasting from dawn to sunset. A time for prayer and reflection, Minneapolis has various resources available to those observing this holy month.
Minneapolis is home to a vibrant Somali community, one of the largest in the country, many of whom practice Islam. In addition to the Somali population, many others of different cultures and backgrounds practice the faith as well. On the evening of March 22nd, the greater Muslim community begins observing Ramadan, a month long holy event. Resources in Minneapolis include mosques holding prayer, where to find halal restaurants, and donations and fundraisers for the local Muslim community.
Islamic Centers and Mosques Holding Prayer
Islamic Community of Bosniaks
668 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413
Masjid Alhuda - Islamic Cultural Community Center
2534 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55418
Umatul Islamic Center
3015 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Islamic Community Center of Minnesota
1429 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413
Masjid Dar Al-Hijra
504 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454
2824 13th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Masjid Dar Omar Al-Farooq
983 17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
1729 N Lyndale Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
1608 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
8910 Old Cedar Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425
For Minneapolis prayer times, click here.
Places for Iftar: Dine-In, Takeout and Delivery
Here's a list of where to find Ramadan specials, and halal or traditional meals to help the community celebrate this holy month.
Open daily for groceries online or in-person. Dine-in for iftar or grab takeout and delivery through UberEats and Bite Squad.
- Big Marina Grill & Deli
Buffet filled with classic Mediterranean dishes like tabouli, gyros, and kofta kabobs.
- Curry In A Hurry
Serves delicious slow-cooked recipes from India and Bangladesh.
- Marhaba Grill
Family-owned businesses with a buffet option serving Mediterranean dishes like falafel and kofta kabobs.
Vibrant kitchen offering typical Middle Eastern fare such as chicken kebabs & lamb shawarma.
- Hamdi Restaurant
Halal restaurant featuring traditional Somalian & East African cooking.
- Wally's Falafel and Hummus
A spot for some of the most authentic Palestinian foods.
- Caspian Bistro and Gourmet Marketplace
Delicious Iranian and Persian food, open for dine-in, takeout and delivery. Visit the gourmet marketplace to bring the flavors of Caspian Bistro to life in your own home! Discover a selection of original specialty foods and spices, directly imported from all around the world: Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, Americas.
- Zakia Deli
Specializes in delicious & authentic Lebanese and Greek dishes, from Beef-Lamb Gyros to Falafel & Baklava, served in a casual & friendly setting.
- Darbar India Grill
Contemporary Indian restaurant offering a vast array of classic dishes including vegetarian entrees.
- India Cafe
Indian & Pakistani halal dishes including dosas & tandoori specialties.
- Golden Fingers
Pick-up a special Iftar Boxes for you or the family that includes dates, salad, a protein, rice, pasta or bread and a dessert.
- Urban Skillet
A wide selection of burgers made with 100% Halal grass-fed beef. Open late!
- Afro Deli
Afro Deli is a fusion restaurant that weaves together business, community, and culture. They offer freshly made African, Mediterranean, and American themed food. Everything is prepared Halal.
Ramadan Events, Donations & Fundraisers
Celebrate Ramadan with community events that welcome everyone to gather, break fast, learn about the holiday and help some causes that aim to help the Muslim community in Minneapolis.
March 29, 2023
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
Join us for Islamic Relief's Grand Iftar to reflect on the greatness of this beautiful month, be moved by the recitation of the Quran, break our fasts and pray together, and celebrate the remarkable impact your charity makes in the lives of so many of our sisters and brothers around the world. Keynote Speaker: Shaikh Yasir Birjas
April 2, 2023
Coffman Memorial Union
Join us for our 2023 Ramadan Fundraising Dinner! We have an exciting night planned for all of you.
Ramadan Soirée & Iftar With Sisters!
April 9, 2023
8 - 11pm
Minneapolis (event location provided after official RSVP)
This is an evening to come together to celebrate both Ramadan & the one-year anniversary of our Sister Circle program together, with good food & great company! May Allah continue granting us with increased goodness & growth through this community in the future that lies ahead, ameen!
Like our previous Muslimah socials, this event is open to both the general public & book club/sister circle members! If any ladies are wanting to attend by traveling in to MN, you are most welcome to do so! We can try to accommodate your stay here with other local Muslimahs, as needed!
To join the celebration, please RSVP via text, to 507-460-7187. The deadline to RSVP is March 26, 2023.