Countries in Crisis

March 2022
Stowe Valley MAT raised over £6350 in aid of the humanitarian crises in Ukraine and Afghanistan. All proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and be matched by the government so we have actually raised twice as much.



When does Ramadan start?
As the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year. Ramadan officially begins when the month of Shaban, the eighth month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar, ends. This year, the holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Monday 11th March 2024. The exact timing is based on the sighting of the moon.

When does Ramadan end?
Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration officially marks the end of Ramadan. The exact timing is based on the sighting of the moon. Eid al-Fitr officially begins at the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar. This year, Ramadan is expected to end on Tuesday 9 April 2024, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Frequently Asked Questions



Links with our local Muslim community


Dr Abdullah Shehu FRCP MBE DL
Consultant Neurologist at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Chairman of Coventry Muslim Forum
Deputy Lord Lieutenant of HM’s Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands.

My worldview is : World peace is attainable only through justice and the respect of humanity which is within our power to achieve.

“Love for your brother/sister what you love for yourself “as told by Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). It is practical.


Afsha Hussain
Teacher and Manager at Equilibria (National Islamic Education charity)
My worldview is: A Qur’an verse which encompasses my Islamic worldview is, “ Do you not see how Allah has given the example of a good word? It is like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and whose branches reach the sky.” (14:24) We are accountable for our words and actions, and we should do the best we can with what we have been given, to make the world a better place to live for us and those who are yet to come.


Shazia Nayyar

Volunteer for Equilibria (A national Islamic Educational charity)

My worldview is: "He created you from a single pair of male and female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another.” (49:13)

God explains diversity in the Qur’an which is a blessing for us. God created us all, but we experience different cultures, religions, ethnicities. He did this in order we can learn from each other, respect our differences, and embrace the family of humanity.