Ramadan Talks – The meaning of Ramadan. Selected texts from the Qur’an and the Sunna of the Prophet

Do not miss this Ramadan Talk with Dr Ida Zilio-Grandi. During this conference, Dr Ida will explain the meaning of Ramadan through selected texts from the Qur’an and the Sunna of the Prophet.

Tuesday 26 April 2022
at 5:00pm

What does “fasting”, in Arabic sawm, really mean? And what is the meaning of ramadân, the name of the most important month in the Islamic calendar? When did the Islamic fast of ramadân originate? Does this precept apply only to Muslims or to all monotheists? Is it always obligatory? What links fasting to the Qur’anic figure of the Virgin Mary? What links it to the revelation of the Qur’an itself? And to the great Islamic virtue of patience or sabr?

The talk tries to answer these questions by proposing and discussing some significant passages taken from the textual sources of Islam, and by turning to the resources of lexicography and Qur’anic exegesis.

Know more about Ida Zilio-Grandi

PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, is associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Venice “Ca’ Foscari”. She published numerous books and essays on the history of Islamic religion and several translations from Arabic in Italian, including a complete translation of the Qur’an. She has been repeatedly “invited professor” at Sorbonne University, Paris.

Event registration and attendance is free of charge, upon registering a link to access this online Ramadan talk will be emailed to you.

Bookings are closed for this event.