What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims observe a period of fasting (30 days) from sunrise to sunset.
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is a way for Muslims to cleanse their bodies and minds and focus on their spiritual well-being.
Ramadan is also a time for increased prayer, charitable giving, and spending time with family and friends. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a festival marking the end of the fasting period.
Why do we fast in the month of Ramadan?
Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. During daylight hours, Muslims worldwide abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs.
The fast is seen as a way to physically and spiritually purify oneself. It is also a time for Muslims to demonstrate solidarity with those less fortunate and to focus on spiritual devotion and self-discipline. Fasting is also a way of showing obedience to God and expressing gratitude for His blessings.
How long do we have to fast during the day?
The exact duration of the fast varies depending on the time of year and the person’s location. During Ramadan, Muslims typically eat a pre-dawn meal called suhoor and then abstain from food and drink during the daylight hours. At sunset, they break their fast with a meal called iftar, which typically consists of dates and water, followed by a larger meal.
I’m sick, should I fast in Ramadan?
Fasting during Ramadan is not required for certain groups of people, such as young children, the elderly, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and those who are ill or traveling. These individuals are exempt from fasting but are still encouraged to participate in other aspects of Ramadan, such as increased prayer and charitable giving.
When is Ramadan 2023-1444?
Ramadan 2023-1444 will start after Maghreb on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
- 1st night of Taraweeh
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
- 1st day of Fasting
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Friday, April 21, 2023