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Offering a fresh perspective on Ramadan and the lives of British Muslims (2013)

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Offering a fresh perspective on Ramadan and the lives of British Muslims (2013)

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 31 - Eid

    Ramadan comes to an end, as Ramadan Diaries celebrates Eid after 30 days of fasting.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 30 - Police

    Can a policeman still keep the public safe while he's fasting?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 29 - Night of Power

    This episode observes the 27th night of Ramadan, the night of power.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 28 - Baby

    A family celebrate the birth of Ramadan baby Nadin, born on the same day as the Prince George.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 27 - Seclusion

    Maths teacher Mohammed shares his I'tikaf experience as he spends the last 10 days of Ramadan in seclusion on a spiritual retreat.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 26 - Amena

    Can shop owner Amena cash in on the rush to buy the perfect Eid outfit?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 25 - Pop-up Mosque

    Ramadan Diaries reveals why a group of Arab women break their fast in an old Italian restaurant in Bristol.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 24 - Ahmad

    Jamaican dub poet and Muslim Ahmad has a surprise in store for his guests at his Ramadan-themed birthday party.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 23 - Deen Riders

    Can the UK's first all-Muslim biker gang raise £10,000 on a one-day road trip for charity?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 22 - Shisha Lounge

    Hassan runs his Arabian Shisha Bar while himself abstaining from smoking during Ramadan.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 21 - Afghanistan

    Ramadan Diaries finds out how a soldier on active duty in Afghanistan copes with Ramadan.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 20 - Rewards

    Muslims reveal what they do during Ramadan to earn religious rewards.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 19 - Ann Coxon

    Harley Street physician Ann Coxon takes Ramadan Diaries to the African mosque she calls home in Peckham.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 18 - Great Ormond Street

    How does Great Ormond Street neurosurgeon Owase perform brain surgery while fasting during Ramadan?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 17 - Holly

    Can teenage golfer Holly win her tournament while fasting during Ramadan?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 16 - Iftar to Sehri

    Ramadan Diaries follows Muslims across the country to find out what they do between Iftar and Sehri: the only time Muslims can eat during Ramadan.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 15 - Reverend Poobalan

    In Aberdeen Reverend Isaac Poobalan opens the doors of his church to accommodate the overflowing congregatuion from the mosque next door.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 14 - Sufi

    Alex Barber practices a spiritual branch of Islam called Sufism.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 13 - Salim Family

    Mohammed Salim and his wife Noreen have 11 children. Mohammed hopes all the children will behave during Ramadan and come together for tonight's Iftar meal.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 12 - Iftar

    Ramadan Diaries follows Muslims across the country on the countdown to Iftar, the breaking of the fast.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 11 - Tiverton

    How does Ali Shaholom cope with not being able to eat while working in the family restaurant during Ramadan?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 10 - Homeless

    Recent graduates Hussain and Mohammed serve food for the homeless in Lincoln's Inn Fields.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 9 - Hottest Day

    On the hottest day of the year so far, Ramadan Diaries follows everyone's progress to see how they cope as temperatures soar.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 8 - Dr Nadeem

    During Ramadan Dr Nadeem Bhatti monitors the health of his patients, but how are his own blood sugar levels?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 7 - Funeral Parlour

    Ramadan is a busy time for funeral director Moona Green at the East London Mosque.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 6 - Aleemah

    Aleemah converted to Islam three and half years ago. How will she cope as she starts her first Ramadan?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 5 - First Day of Ramadan

    Ramadan Diaries follows Muslims across the country as they wake at dawn for Sehri: the last meal before they start their 18-hour fast.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 4 - School Girls

    Twelve-year-old Syfah is fasting for Ramadan for the first time. How will she cope at school on her first day?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 3 - Shubnam

    Just hours before Ramadan starts, it's a busy time for mother-of-three Shubnam as she prepares everything at home.

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 2 - Usama

    Astronomer Usama Hasan heads for high ground with his sons to see the new moon. Will Ramadan start tonight?

  • Ramadan Diaries - Day 1 - Pre-Ramadan

    For a month, Muslims across Britain keep video Diaries. In this episode they get ready for 30 days of fasting.

  • A Very British Ramadan

    Rashid Khan - former professional rugby league player and star of the award-winning Make Bradford British - travels across Britain, exploring the physical, logistical and spiritual preparations for the holy month of Ramadan.

    A Very British Ramadan is the first programme in 4Ramadan, a season of programmes reflecting what life is like for Britain's Muslim population who observe this religious festival.

    From dawn to dusk Muslims around the world do not eat, drink, smoke or engage in sexual relations, in an attempt to focus on what's important, think about those who have less than them and better appreciate all that they have.

    But during Ramadan, life also has to carry on as normal, often working in mentally and physically demanding environments and raising families.

    Channel 4 follows and hears from a range of British Muslims throughout Ramadan, on how they cope with daily life and the physical and spiritual effects of fasting, as they go through it.

  • Ramadan Diaries

    Ramadan Diaries

    Ramadan Diaries follows a wide range of British Muslims as they observe Ramadan, going beyond the physical trial of fasting to understand how the fast impacts at a deeper, spiritual level.

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Offering a fresh perspective on Ramadan and the lives of British Muslims (2013)

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