About Ramadan Month

Ramadan is the ninth holy month of the Islamic calendar. It is considered to be special as it marked the beginning of revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The duration of this fasting month may vary from 29 to 30 days as it depends on the shifting of the moon’s angle. Quran says:

“So whosoever of you lives to see (this month of Ramadan) should fast through it…” (Surah Baqarah, 2:184)



When Does Ramadan 2017 Start and End

The month of Ramadan starts with the visibility of crescent moon on the evening of 29th or 30th of Shaban. Shaban is the eight month of Islamic calendar. If on 29th of Shaban evening, new moon doesnt appear than the 1st day of the Ramadan month will begin without any condition of crescent visibility after completion of 30 days of Shaban month. Similarly, Ramadan will last 29 days long if Shawwal crescent appears on the 29th day evening otherwise, Ramadan will have its last day on its 30th day.

This year, 1st Ramadan in 2017 will begin from Saturday, May 27. As crescent moon can be seen on the evening of 26th May easily by naked eyes or optical aid in some parts of the world. While some of the South-East Asian, Australia and few European countries are expected to observe first day of Ramadan Kareem 2017 on Sunday, May 28. Country wise dates and calendars are shared below.


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Ramadan Dates

YearFirst Day of RamadanLast Day of Ramadan
2016Monday, 6th JuneTuesday, 5th July
2017Saturday, 27th MaySaturday, 24th June
2018Wednesday, 16th MayThursday, 14th June
2019Monday, 6th MayMonday, 3rd June
2020Friday, 24th AprilSaturday, 23rd May
2021Tuesday, 13th AprilWednesday, 12th May
2022Saturday, 2nd AprilMay, 2nd May
2023Thursday, 23rd MarchFriday, 21st April
2024Monday, 11th MarchWednesday, 10th April
2025Saturday, 1st MarchSunday, 30th March


Above mentioned dates have been calculated using Umm al-Qura Calendar.

Quick links: Country wise Ramadan Mubarak 2017 Start/End dates with beautiful calendars, sehr-o-iftar timetable, images and wishes, along days until counters.
FranceUnited Kingdom (UK)
CanadaPakistan
Deutschland (Germany)United States of America (USA)
AustraliaTürkiye (Turkey)
IndiaBangladesh
United Arab Emirates (UAE)Egypt
Italia (Italy)Singapore
QatarSaudi Arabia
MalaysiaSweden
South AfricaNorway
Schweiz (Switzerland)Danmark (Denmark)
Sri LankaEspaña (Spain)
KuwaitNigeria
KenyaRamadhan Indonesia
Nederland (Netherlands)Philippines
Ramazan AzerbaijanBelgië
New ZealandMorocco
AlgeriaÖsterreich (Austria)
RussiaSudan
LebanonIreland


What is Ramadan?

Observing Ramadan (also known as Ramzan or Ramadhan or Month of Qur'an) is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a month where the Holy Quran was first sent down to the Prophet Mohammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa'Sallam). During Ramadan month Muslims all around the world must fast. While fasting, a person do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. And it is obligatory on all Muslims if they physically and mentally sound and fit. Except for the traveller, elderly, pregnant, menstruating, or chronologically ill. Whoever can not fast, it is their duty to feed the poor, if they have the financial ability. It is not only abstinence from food and drink but, this holy month is also a test of patience in refraining from evil actions, evil thoughts, and bad words.
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Ramadan is a test to demonstrate submission to ALLAH (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala), the only God. Sawm is a way to keep the mind and body focused on good deeds and attaining self discipline.

Including night, Muslims perform extra prayers in addition to the five daily prescribed prayers. It is also recommended that Muslims give charity to the poor during and also by the end of Ramadan. The rewards for good actions are multiplied in this holy month. And this is why it is encouraged to reassess our actions to make beneficial use of our time. Do extra prayers, read the Quran, and ask for forgiveness so that we may attain paradise through ALLAH's mercy, Insha-ALLAH.

Timings

As Ramadan is the name of ninth month of Islamic / Hijrah calendar, which is actually lunar based. So, to answer exactly when does Ramadan start becomes difficult. Indeed, because of lunar calendar, the start and end dates vary with geolocation. Changes in time occur roughly because of the same reason that is behind the variation in time of sunset and sunrise. Usually, a couple days before the end of Shaban (the 8th month of Islamic Calendar), in each country the moon sighting Committee astronomically decide when will be the first day of Ramadan in USA, UK, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Morocco, Egypt, India, etc. And they repeat the same practice to astronomically predict the last date of fasting month or alternatively when is Eid al-Fitr. Normally, the Islamic / Hijri calendar is found to be 10-12 days shorter than Gregorian calendar because of lunar cycles.

Ramadan Schedule 2017 with Sehr-o-Iftar Timetable (Khi, Pakistan.)

Ramadan Date Day Sehri Times Iftar Times
1 27th May Saturday 04:17 AM 07:15 PM
2 28th May Sunday 04:16 AM 07:16 PM
3 29th May Monday 04:16 AM 07:16 PM
4 30 May Tuesday 04:16 AM 07:17 PM
5 31st May Wednesday 04:15 AM 07:17 PM
6 1st June Thursday 04:15 AM 07:18 PM
7 2nd June Friday 04:15 AM 07:18 PM
8 3rd June Saturday 04:14 AM 07:19 PM
9 4th June Sunday 04:14 AM 07:19 PM
10 5th June Monday 04:14 AM 07:19 PM
11 6th June Tuesday 04:14 AM 07:20 PM
12 7th June Wednesday 04:14 AM 07:20 PM
13 8th June Thursday 04:14 AM 07:21 PM
14 9th June Friday 04:13 AM 07:21 PM
15 10th June Saturday 04:13 AM 07:21 PM
16 11th June Sunday 04:13 AM 07:22 PM
17 12th June Monday 04:13 AM 07:22 PM
18 13th June Tuesday 04:13 AM 07:22 PM
19 14th June Wednesday 04:13 AM 07:23 PM
20 15th June Thursday 04:14 AM 07:23 PM
21 16th June Friday 04:14 AM 07:23 PM
22 17th June Saturday 04:14 AM 07:24 PM
23 18th June Sunday 04:14 AM 07:24 PM
24 19th June Monday 04:14 AM 07:24 PM
25 20th June Tuesday 04:14 AM 07:24 PM
26 21st June Wednesday 04:15 AM 07:25 PM
27 22nd June Thursday 04:15 AM 07:25 PM
28 23rd June Friday 04:15 AM 07:25 PM
29 24th June Saturday 04:15 AM 07:25 PM
30 25th June Sunday 04:16 AM 07:25 PM

Note: The Suhoor o Iftar timings mentioned above are for Karachi, Pakistan.

Ashrah's - Three Portions of Ramadan

This month of mercy is divided into three parts, more generally referred to as “Ashrah”. This word hails from Arabic and its literal meaning is ten. With almost 30 days in hand, the total numbers of Ashrah that are made are ten. There are separate supplications for each ten days of theses three different Ashrah. Although the month is saturated with forgiveness and mercy but these three Ashrah has signified their importance. The first Ashrah reflects mercy, second is of forgiveness while the third one is about seeking protection from the hell fire.

Fasting and Ramadan

Fasting is the third pillar of Islam and it is mainly observed for a whole month in Ramadan. Although there are also voluntary fasts which Muslims keep for various reasons through different months of the year. The reasons might vary for instance the other fast may be kept in order to please and gain Allah’s pleasure, or simply to keep up with the missed fast in the ninth month. Fasting was made obligatory in the 2nd year of the hijra by Quranic injunction,

“O You, who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, so that you may (learn) self-restraint (Surah Baqarah, 2:183)”


So as illustrated by the above verse from the holy Quran. Sawm, literally means to abstain or practice self-restraint. In Islamic terminology, it means to spend the day without food, drink, sex and smoking. Fasting has been made obligatory in order to purify us from all sort of ills, be it physical, emotional or social ones. We are enjoined by Quran to take fasting as a medium to demonstrate individual submissiveness and commitment to Allah by leaving all the temptations and difficulties that come on the way. Fasting teaches patience, obedience, and endurance. Furthermore, it puts into perspective the plight of those who are not able to afford three times meal and consequently makes individual a staunch believer.

The process of Fasting

The fast is observed from the beginning of the day (just before Fajr, before the break of dawn) till sunset (dusk, when the call of Maghrib Prayer is made). The time for the beginning of the fast has been stated in the Quran.

“eat and drink until you can discern the white streak of dawn from the blackness of night; and then continue fasting until the nightfall” (Surah Al-baqarah, 2:187)


Muslim gets up early in the morning before dawn and takes their meal, which is called “Suhoor/Sehri”. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said

“Take Sehr as there is blessing in it” (Muslim Bukhari)


While taking Sehri or when one is done taking it the intention (Niyat) o fasting is made. Although it is not incumbent on Muslims to speak the niyat aloud as in reality, one must be conscious of it in the heart, which does not necessarily involve the use of the tongue. Niyat can be simply made by the following supplication

“I intend to keep tomorrow’s fast of Ramadan”


During the process Muslims are obliged to obey all the commandments laid down by Allah, they eat, drink, smoke or indulge in any sexual intercourse. They are supposed to avoid hearing, seeing or doing evil. Extraordinary care is taken while doing five daily prayers and abstaining from shameful deeds. Special instructions were given out on how one should behave and react during the fast as described by the following Hadis of Prophet (saw) “If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say “I am fasting”. (Agreed)

Then after observing the fast whole day comes the time of breaking of fast which is called “iftar”. It is recommended breaking the fast immediately after the sunset this is because

“The Almighty Allah said, the dearest of my servants, in my sight are quickest breaking of the fast’ (Tirmidhi)


It is the Sunnah to break the iftar with dates although one can open with anything he desires with.

ramadan tips

Best Productivity Tips For Ramadan

1. Its is the month of worship, not sleep!
2. The key to productivity is consistency! Stay consistent during month!
3. Energize during your fast with wudhu, salah and Qur'an!
4. It is a month of sharing, not the month of hoarding!!
5. Make the most of the last 10 days with worship, not shopping!
6. It is the month of mercy, not wrestling matches!

Laylat al-Qadr: The Power Night of Ramadan

Laylat al-Qadar is also known as the 'Night of Power', this was the night when Prophet (PBUH) started receiving the revelation, it is generally believed to be on 27th of Ramadan, however, nobody is sure about this fact. Holy Quran has dedicated a whole chapter on the description of this night and this signifies its importance. Allah has declared this night to be better than a thousand months of worship; therefore this is the reason why Muslims stay up all night offering Nafl, reciting Quran, making supplications and doing zikr. During this night angels of mercy led by angel Jibrael descends to this world by Allah’ command. Holy prophet (PBUH) has said

“Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward, will have all of his previous sin forgiven”

Recitation of the Quran and Tarawih

Muslims are encouraged to go through whole Quran during Ramadan. This is because the rewarded for good deeds multiplies manifold and Muslims perform as many additional acts as possible, such as offering Nafl Salah and distributing charity. Other than this tarawih prayers are offered in this month of Ramadan. It can be performed in congregations or on the individual basis. Arrangements are normally made in mosques or in nay other open space where the whole Quran is recited and it is usually completed by the twenty-seventh of the Ramadan. The numbers of rakaah are twenty but eight can also be prayed and normally one juzz (part) is recited in the twenty rakaah. After tarawih, the witr and remaining two Nafl are completed.

When Is Ramadan 2018?

Insha'Allah, The first day of Ramadan in 2018 will be on Wednesday, 16th May and Thursday in most of the world. While the rest of couple countries will observe it on Thursday, 18th May 2018.

Happy Ramadan 2017 :)