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 Monday, April 24th, the greater Muslim community begins observing Ramadan, a month long holy event. Resources in Minneapolis include virtual prayer, takeout/delivery from halal restaurants and mosques, and donations and fundraisers for the local Muslim community.
Virtual and Broadcasted Prayer
Though we may not be able to pray together side by side, Minneapolis and neighboring communities are offering different resources for those celebrating Ramadan during COVID-19.
- Call to prayer to be broadcast in Cedar-Riverside during Ramadan in Minneapolis
- Join the Muslim American Society of Minnesota (MAS) for online programs via Zoom and Facebook
Takeout and Delivery Specials & Deals for Iftar
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 maintain a bit of normalcy during this time.
Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center
Curbside Iftar meals
Sponsor an Iftar box or pick one up if in need
Masjid An-Nur Minneapolis
Iftar curbside meal pick up
Open daily for groceries, takeout and delivery through UberEats and Bite Squad
Big Marina Grill & Deli
Takeout from the regular menu daily from 12 pm to 8 pm. Ramadan buffet available for takeout only from 6 pm to 8 pm. Limit 2 customers in the restaurant at a time. Customers will be given protective gloves and will be required to stay 6 feet apart.
Available for takeout.
Caspian Bistro and Gourmet Marketplace
Now offering takeout from 12 pm to 8:30 pm. The marketplace will also be open during these times.
Offering takeout and free delivery.
Darbar India Grill
Offering takeout and delivery
Open for takeout and deliver Tuesday-Sunday.
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.