The blessed month of Ramadan is one of the most important dates in the Islamic calendar. It’s a 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 rewards for all Muslims and is also a time when many choose to give zakat charity to those in need.
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 in the UK is expected to be Wednesday 22 March 2023 and fasting will conclude on the evening of Thursday 20 April 2023. These dates are subject to the official moon sighting.
Other key Ramadan timetable 2023 dates to be aware of are:
Please see below for your Ramadan Calendar for 2023, which includes accurate timings for Fajr (before sunrise), Zuhr (midday), Asr (mid-afternoon), Maghrib (after sunset) and Isha (before midnight), in accordance with the 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 the fast with some dates and a glass of water, with the main meal being enjoyed later on with family and friends.
The Five Pillars of Islam are the religious foundations for every Muslim believer and comprise:
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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Should you wish to donate Zakat with us this Ramadan, you can do so here to help brothers and sisters in your local communities and around the world who are in need of help.
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