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. After sunrise on Tuesday, April 13th, the greater Muslim community begins observing Ramadan, a month long holy event. Resources in Minneapolis include mosques holding prayer, dine-in and takeout/delivery from halal restaurants, and donations and fundraisers for the local Muslim community.

Islamic Centers and Mosques Holding Prayer

Many mosques have reopened their spaces to allow for social distanced prayers. Masks are usually required and they ask to bring your own prayer rugs and register for your spot online. Please contact individual mosques to learn more about their protocols and restrictions at this time.

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

Masjid Al-Iman
1429 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Masjid Dar Al-Hijra
504 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454

Abubakar As-Sadique
2824 13th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Masjid Dar Omar Al-Farooq
983 17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Masjid At-taqwa
1608 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Masjid Ar-Rahman
8910 Old Cedar Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425

For Minneapolis prayer times, click here.

Places for Iftar: Dine-In, Takeout and Delivery

Many Minneapolis restaurants & mosques are offering curbside, takeout and delivery services, plus a few packaged meals specifically for Iftar. Here's a list of who is offering Ramadan specials, and halal or traditional meals to help the community celebrate this holy month.

ICM-Masjid Abu Khadra Iftar Takeout
ICM has arranged distribution of free hot meals during the month of Ramadan. This will happen every evening from 7 PM to Maghrib in front of Masjid Abu Khadra.

Masjid An-Nur Minneapolis
Receive a Ramadan Meal Box by Al-Maa'unn limited to 1 per household. Delivery available in North Minneapolis only.

Holyland
Open daily for groceries online or in-person, or grab iftar takeout and delivery through UberEats and Bite Squad.
 
Big Marina Grill & Deli
Buffet is open, sit down dining available as space allows. Customers will be required to stay 6 feet apart and to wear masks when not eating.

Curry In A Hurry
Former owner of Gandhi Mahal Restaurant has opened a temporary location for takeout and delivery.

Marhaba Grill
Has resumed dine-in services, but also offering curbside pickup and delivery through Uber Eats or Door Dash.

Filfilah
Has resumed dine-in service, can also order online or by phone for takeout. Check out their Facebook page for daily Ramadan specials.

Hamdi Restaurant
Open late and available for takeout.

Wally's Falafel and Hummus
Open for dine-in and takeout.

Caspian Bistro and Gourmet Marketplace
Open for dine-in, takeout and delivery. The marketplace will also be open.

Zakia Deli
Offering takeout and free delivery.

Darbar India Grill
Open for dine-in, also offering takeout and delivery.

India Cafe
Open for dine-in, takeout and deliver Tuesday-Sunday.

Golden Fingers
Choose from their special 3 different special Iftar Boxes for pick-up or delivery.

Donations & Fundraisers

During this time, people all around us are struggling in many different ways. For those who have the means, please consider donating to a few causes that aim to help the Muslim community in Minneapolis. 

ICM Ramandan Fundraiser

April 18, 2021
6:45pm
Virtual

We are excited to announce the keynote speaker for our Annual Ramadan Fundraiser, Imam Jihad Turk, the founding President and Dean of Bayan Islamic Graduate School.

Moving Forward: Building Blocks' Annual Ramadan Fundraiser

April 24, 2021
5:00pm
Virtual

We've all been through a year we never expected but things are finally starting to look up alhamdulillah. After sacrifices big and small, we are slowly making progress out of this pandemic. And what better way to welcome this time of renewal than the blessed month of Ramadan? This year we want to focus on moving forward with confidence in Allah (yaqeen) that we will overcome these challenging times.

Please join us for our Annual Ramadan Fundraiser "Moving Forward." We're happy to be welcoming Br Alauddin Alauddin again to share his signature wisdom and stories with us. Don't miss this special online event. (More details coming soon).

CAIR MN Ramadan Fundraiser

April 30, 2021
5:30pm
Virtual

Due to Covid-19 impacts, this year's CAIR Minnesota's Ramadan Fundraiser will be conducted virtually.