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 Wednesday, May 16th, the greater Muslim community begins observing Ramadan, a month long holy event. Resources in Minneapolis include Islamic centers, mosques and restaurants holding prayer and iftar, the breaking of the fast.
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
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
1608 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
8910 Old Cedar Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425
For Minneapolis prayer times, click here.
Where to Break Fast, Places for Iftar
Many Minneapolis restaurants are holding special iftar dinners during the month of Ramadan. These dinners offer traditional and halal meals and the opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy a meal together.
Holding daily iftar dinners of healthy Mediterranean cuisine. First come, first serve. Quantities are limited!
Big Marina Grill & Deli
Enjoy Mediterranean and Greek flavors. Iftar here is held buffet style.
One of the more popular Somali-owned restaurants in the city.
Bangladeshi and Indian dishes from recipes that have been passed down for generations. The owner sometimes hosts free iftar dinners with suggested donations and sends proceeds to charity.
Hamdi specializes in Somali and Middle Eastern Food. Enjoy fresh ingredients with handmade spices.
African Paradise Restaurant
Get a taste of the most authentic Somali food in Minneapolis. They offer big portions at affordable prices.
Open late, so you won't feel rushed when it's time for iftar. You'll have plenty of Somali and East African dishes to choose from.