Submitted by Roshan Minai on May 1, 2016 - 2:27pm. We diligently research and continuously update our holiday dates and information. Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription. The Islamic calendar is based on the cycle of the moon, meaning the date Ramadan falls on varies from year to year. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and lasts between 29 and 30 days, based on the lunar calendar. Again, praying for and expecting the best of our day of fasting. Is there any change for the two or the date will be same for all. When tis happens we are getting closer to living the way that G'd wants us to live. Ramadan 2020 is expected to begin in the evening of Thursday, April 23, 2020, and will end in the evening of Saturday, May 23, 2020. But, I and my brother have lived "North of 60 degrees" and far enough up you see the sun with NO sunset or night for up to 3 whole months. Thankfully, there are other options for them that are easier. The exact beginning and ending times of Ramadan are based on the sighting of the Moon. God willing, we look forward to the day of sacrificing to please Almighty God. Hi Robert, Ramadan is a month of fasting for many Muslims in the United States. It is considered to be the most holy and blessed month. I wanted to know what is the date for ramadan for shia brothers and sunni brothers. Custom programming and server maintenance by. Submitted by Serin on December 22, 2015 - 1:58pm. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam. Books can be written about the wisdom of this subject. Each year After sunset, we gather at the mosque for extra prayers, however, this year with the need for social distancing because of the Coronavirus, we will make those prayers at home. The timing of holidays and celebrations depends on the sighting of the moon’s crescent, following a new moon. This timetable is only applicable to North America. Peace be upon the prophets and praise be to Creator of All Religions and existence. If you find a mistake, please let us know. Winter can be up to 3 whole months and NO sun shining above horizon. For iftar, many traditionally break the fast by first eating dates, as the Prophet Muhammad is believed to have done to break his fast. To be uncertain about the beginning of Ramadan and to be uncertain about the day of Eid is part of the Islamic faith. This year, Eid al-Fitr was predicte to begin on the evening of Saturday 23 May and end on the evening of Sunday 24 May, again dependent on the moon sighting. This year, Ramadan was expected to begin on Thursday 23 April and end on Saturday 23 May, but the moon sighting convention meant that it … It is considered a holy month that honors the time when Allah, via the angel Gabriel, revealed the first verses of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, to a caravan trader named Muhammad. Could it be a slight issue not known to a caravan trader in Arabia when he designed the special month? Zakat al-fitr consisting of a quantity of food, such as barley, dates, raisins or wheat flour, or its monetary equivalent given to poor people in the community. If you observe Ramadan, please share your traditions below! Submitted by Abiola iyabo sh... on April 9, 2016 - 8:39pm, Submitted by fayaz on March 28, 2016 - 6:05am. Submitted by Angelca on April 23, 2020 - 12:06am. Learn about how—and why—Ramadan is observed. This is considered as the holiest season in the Islamic year and commemorates the time when the Qu’ran (Islamic holy book) is said to have been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. This year, Ramadan was expected to begin on Thursday 23 April and end on Saturday 23 May, but the moon sighting convention meant that it actually kicked off a day later. To announce the beginning of Ramadan and the end day of Ramadan based on calculation and prediction is BEDDAH. People of Islamic faith are encouraged to read the entire Qur'an during Ramadan. The fast was prescribed as a purification, not torture so these options are available to those who fast. I am not being nasty. Our long day will end with prayers and preparation for the next. Hi. Fasting at Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam – the fundamental rules that all Muslims follow – along with the Shahadah (declaration of faith), Salat (prayer), Zakat (charity) and the Hajj pilgrimage. In Saudi Arabia and UAE, moon sighting committees were unable to spot the crescent on Friday 22 May, and so Eid in those countries was announced for Sunday 24 May, with Saturday marking the last day of Ramadan. We thank our Creator for blessing us and our neighbors with success and pray for the best during our night. Ramadan does begin at sunset, fasting would start at sunrise of the next morning. We start fasting at sunrise and break our fast at sunset- usually starting with a few dates as our Prophet did- Peace be upon Him and all Prophets. Islamic holidays always begin at sundown and end at sundown the following day/days ending the holiday or festival. This celebration is marked with lights, decorations and gifts, with worshippers often dressing up and decorating their homes. We don't all eat Kurdish food, I for one have never had that type of soup (although it sounds delicious) but logic dictates that you don't eat spicy foods to break your fast. Ramadan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again, marking the new lunar month’s start. Those who violate this important issue of seeking to sight moon, which is an important Sunnat of Rasaul, may fall into the class of Monaa-feqeen. Please tell me how faithful Muslims observe Ramadan if they live and are working in the Far North regions above the Arctic Circle when Ramadan month happens to occur during the northern summer. All rights reserved. NO SUNSET to let you have a meal each day. As Muslim we fast for 29-30 day depending on the cycle of the moon. Thank you for your feedback! To break the fast after sunset, families come together to enjoy the evening meal of Iftar. When is Ramadan 2020? Same if they are in way south of South America or working in Antarctica when Ramadan happens in December. Preparing meals for freezing to spend less time cooking meals to eat at the end of the fasting day (Iftar) is an essential part of preparing for Ramadan. Submitted by Islamic organization on February 16, 2017 - 4:47am, May Allah incentive for sharing such kind of information of Islam that is also attractive knowledge of people and their practice for looking for right path of Islam. The fast provides many benefits, 1. we are serving Allah (the G'd) 2. if we were not praying we are praying more 3. Also, if someone is sick or travelling, the fast can be broken and the days "made up" later. I hope you take these facts into consideration, and amend the article. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! take part in the month-long sunrise-to-sunset fast that is the hallmark of Ramadan. Submitted by angie on March 7, 2017 - 12:44pm. Submitted by Robert C Brown on December 7, 2015 - 10:51pm. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims in the United States. Satan is locked up and the gates of heaven are opened, this happens inside each individual who fast the devil inside of us is chained up by reading the Holy Quran daily and praying 5 times a day. Thank you for your effort in explaining Ramadan, I actually appreciate your effort. Submitted by Ethel on May 21, 2020 - 7:58pm, On May 23rd what time does Ramadan end the time of the day or the time of the night, Submitted by G.B. You can also use the timings of another country if you are fasting 22-23 hours or so, because it's extremely hard not to eat for that long. More, Scrabble Day on April 13 celebrates everyone’s favorite word game, scrabble. Eid al Fitr 2020 is expected to be celebrated on Sunday 24th May, 2020. The word “Ramadan” is derived from an Arabic word for intense heat, scorched ground and shortness of food and drink. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.