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.

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

Masjid Ar-Rahman
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.

Ghandi Mahal
Offering takeout and delivery for dinner only from 5pm to 10pm. View their daily menu on their Facebook page!

Marhaba Grill
Offering curbside pickup and delivery through Uber Eats or Door Dash. Check out their Ramadan Iftar Menu.

See their daily Ramadan specials, which includes an entree, soup, salad, dessert and Turkish break. Order online or by phone for takeout.

Hamdi Restaurant
Available for takeout.

Wally's Falafel and Hummus
Offering an Iftar special for takeout that includes, 1/2 grilled chicken, rice, roasted vegetables, salad, pita bread and sauce.

Caspian Bistro and Gourmet Marketplace
Now offering takeout from 12 pm to 8:30 pm. The marketplace will also be open during these times.

Zakia Deli
Offering takeout and free delivery.

Darbar India Grill
Offering takeout and delivery

India Cafe
Open for 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. 

Curbside Iftar Program through Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center​​​

This volunteer-run program will be preparing Iftar packages that will be served outside Abubakar As-Sadique Masjid in Minneapolis during Ramadan, as long as the stay at home order is in effect.

ALM COVID19 Response Food Program Sign Up

Home meal delivery service (for youth & seniors) and a food shelf delivery service.

GiveMN Food Shelf, Building Blocks of Islam

The Food Shelf provides supplementary food to nearly 200 families a month through distributions in Minneapolis and Blaine and also give out special Ramadan Food Boxes and help donors share their Udhiya/Qurbani meat with the community after 'Eid al-Adha.

CAIR MN Ramadan Fundraiser (Facebook Live)

May 1st, 2020
Facebook Live

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