During the blessed month of Ramadan, Faith Associates facilitated the production of a Ramadan Reminders video campaign. Following on from the series in 2015, Faith Associates was able to further diversify the Imams, Scholars and Aalimahs involved in the initiative. The video series featured 8 leading faith leaders, male and female, from across the UK who were able to deliver bite sized, youth orientated reminders for the month of Ramadan.
The usage of social media increases significantly during the month of Ramadan. According to social media giants Twitter, in 2014 the word ‘Ramadan’ was mentioned over 250 million times just in the UK. These are incredible numbers and show that even though Ramadan allows individuals the chance to focus and reflect on themselves, there is still a lot of activity taking place online. As a result of this, the month long campaign aimed to enhance the Ramadan experience for young Muslims by allowing them to engage with social media in a spiritual way.
The contributors to the Ramadan Reminders series included Imam Adam Kelwick (Liverpool), Shaykha Safia Shahid (Hounslow), Imam Qari Asim (Leeds), Ustadha Khola Hasan (Epping), Imam Hassan (Gloucester), Shaykh Bilal Brown (Oldham) and Shaykh Saleem Seedat (Blackburn).