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The blessed month of Ramadan is one of the most important dates in the Islamic calendar. It’sa time dedicated to fasting, prayer, worship, reciting the Qur’an, self-reflection, abstaining from sinful acts, and connecting with Allah (SWT). This auspicious month is full of great spiritual reward for all Muslims and is also a time when many choose to give zakat charity to those in need.

Ramadan Calendar 2020

Please see below for your Ramadan Calendar for 2020, which includes accurate timings for Fajr (before sunrise), Zuhr (midday), Asr (mid-afternoon), Maghrib (after sunset) and Isha (before midnight), in accordance with sighting of the moon.

The day's fast begins before Fajr prayers and closes with Maghrib prayers.

Your pre-dawn meal – Suhoor – should have concluded before the Fajr call to prayer has completed, or you will be unable to fast and Kaffarah must be paid. Any days of fasting that are missed due to illness or any other valid reason mean a Fidya payment must be made. Learn more about Fidya and Kaffarah payments here.

After Maghrib prayers have concluded, you can close your fast with an evening meal, although it is traditional to break fast with some dates and a glass of water, with a main meal being enjoyed later on with family and friends.

Prayer Timetable

DateSahoor end / fajarSunriseZuhrAsrIftar / MaghribIsha
23rd April 04:09 05:49 13:09 17:56 20:15 21:35
24th April 04:09 05:49 13:09 17:56 20:15 21:35
25th April 04:03 05:43 13:08 17:59 20:20 21:40
26th April 04:03 05:43 13:08 17:59 20:20 21:40
27th April 04:03 05:43 13:08 17:59 20:20 21:40
28th April 03:57 05:37 13:08 18:03 20:25 21:45
29th April 03:57 05:37 13:08 18:03 20:25 21:45
30th April 03:57 05:37 13:08 18:03 20:25 21:45
1st May 03:51 05:31 13:08 18:06 20:30 21:50
2nd May 03:51 05:31 13:08 18:06 20:30 21:50
3rd May 03:51 05:31 13:08 18:06 20:30 21:50
4th May 03:46 05:26 13:07 18:09 20:35 21:55
5th May 03:46 05:26 13:07 18:09 20:35 21:55
6th May 03:46 05:26 13:07 18:09 20:35 21:55
7th May 03:41 05:21 13:07 18:12 20:40 22:00
8th May 03:41 05:21 13:07 18:12 20:40 22:00
9th May 03:41 05:21 13:07 18:12 20:40 22:00
10th May 03:36 05:16 13:07 18:14 20:44 22:04
11th May 03:36 05:16 13:07 18:14 20:44 22:04
12th May 03:36 05:16 13:07 18:14 20:44 22:04
13th May 03:31 05:11 13:07 18:17 20:49 22:09
14th May 03:31 05:11 13:07 18:17 20:49 22:09
15th May 03:31 05:11 13:07 18:17 20:49 22:09
16th May 03:26 05:06 13:07 18:20 20:54 22:14
17th May 03:26 05:06 13:07 18:20 20:54 22:14
18th May 03:26 05:06 13:07 18:20 20:54 22:14
19th May 03:22 05:02 13:07 18:22 20:58 22:18
20th May 03:22 05:02 13:07 18:22 20:58 22:18
21st May 03:22 05:02 13:07 18:22 20:58 22:18
22nd May 03:19 04:59 13:07 18:25 21:02 22:22
23rd May 03:19 04:59 13:07 18:25 21:02 22:22

When is Ramadan 2020?

The Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle, and as such, Ramadan dates vary year to year; typically, it starts approximately 10 days earlier each year.

This year, the Ramadan start date is expected to be Thursday 23rd April, and fasting will conclude in the evening of Saturday 23rd May. These dates are subject to the official moon sighting. 

Other key Ramadan 2020 dates to be aware of are:

  • Friday 24th April – the first day of sawm (fasting)
  • Tuesday 19th May – Laylat al Qadr (The Night of Power)
  • Sunday 24th May – Eid ul Fitr (festival of breaking the fast)

Ramadan Timetable 2020

The Five Pillars of Islam are the religious foundations for every Muslim believer, and comprise of:

  • Shahadah – the declaration of faith - involves stating that there is no God but Allah (SWT) and Mohammed (PBUH) is His Messenger
  • Salah – obligatory prayer - must be performed 5 times a day (before sunrise, midday, late afternoon, after sunset and before midnight)
  • Zakat – alms, or charity - zakat payments are typically given during the holy month of Ramadan as it holds much greater reward
  • Sawm – fasting - all eligible Muslims must practice it between the hours of sunrise and sunset during Ramadan
  • Hajj – the annual pilgrimage to Mecca - all able Muslims must make this journey at least once in their lifetime

As Salah (prayer) is such a big part of everyday life in Islam, and each obligatory prayer is dictated by the time of day, prayer timetables are compiled to assist Muslims in their everyday life. This is even more important during Ramadan, therefore, we have compiled a Ramadan Calendar for your prayers.

We wish you a blessed month filled with infinite reward. Ameen.

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