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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 reward for all Muslims and is also a time when many choose to give zakat charity to those in need.

When is Ramadan 2022?

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 Saturday 2nd April, and fasting will conclude in the evening of Sunday 1st May. These dates are subject to the official moon sighting. 

Other key Ramadan 2022 dates to be aware of are:

  • Sunday 3rd April – the first day of sawm (fasting)
  • Friday 29th April – Laylat al Qadr (The Night of Power)
  • Monday 2nd May– Eid ul Fitr (festival of breaking the fast)

Ramadan Calendar 2022

Please see below for your Ramadan Calendar for 2022, 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.

Prayer Timetable

DateRamadanFajrSunriseDhuhrAsrMaghrib / IftarIsha
Sat 2nd Apr 1 04:59 06:30 13:09 17:33 19:38 20:56
Sun 3rd Apr 2 04:57 06:28 13:09 17:35 19:40 20:57
Mon 4th Apr 3 04:55 06:26 13:08 17:36 19:42 20:58
Tue 5th Apr 4 04:52 06:24 13:08 17:37 19:44 21:00
Wed 6th Apr 5 04:50 06:21 13:08 17:38 19:45 21:02
Thu 7th Apr 6 04:48 06:19 13:08 17:40 19:47 21:03
Fri 8th Apr 7 04:46 06:17 13:07 17:41 19:49 21:05
Sat 9th Apr 8 04:43 06:15 13:07 17:42 19:50 21:06
Sun 10th Apr 9 04:41 06:12 13:07 17:43 19:52 21:08
Mon 11th Apr 10 04:39 06:10 13:06 17:44 19:54 21:09
Tue 12th Apr 11 04:37 06:08 13:06 17:45 19:55 21:11
Wed 13th Apr 12 04:35 06:06 13:06 17:47 19:57 21:13
Thu 14th Apr 13 04:32 06:04 13:06 17:48 19:59 21:14
Fri 15th Apr 14 04:30 06:02 13:05 17:49 20:00 21:16
Sat 16th Apr 15 04:28 05:59 13:05 17:50 20:02 21:18
Sun 17th Apr 16 04:26 05:57 13:05 17:51 20:04 21:18
Mon 18th Apr 17 04:23 05:55 13:05 17:52 20:05 21:20
Tue 19th Apr 18 04:21 05:53 13:05 17:53 20:07 21:22
Wed 20th Apr 19 04:19 05:51 13:04 17:54 20:09 21:23
Thu 21st Apr 20 04:16 05:49 13:04 17:55 20:10 21:25
Fri 22nd Apr 21 04:14 05:47 13:04 17:56 20:12 21:27
Sat 23rd Apr 22 04:11 05:45 13:04 17:57 20:14 21:27
Sun 24th Apr 23 04:08 05:43 13:04 17:58 20:15 21:29
Mon 25th Apr 24 04:06 05:41 13:03 17:59 20:17 21:31
Tue 26th Apr 25 04:04 05:39 13:03 18:00 20:19 21:31
Wed 27th Apr 26 04:01 05:37 13:03 18:01 20:20 21:33
Thu 28th Apr 27 04:00 05:35 13:03 18:02 20:22 21:34
Fri 29th Apr 28 03:58 05:33 13:03 18:03 20:24 21:35
Sat 30th Apr 29 03:55 05:31 13:03 18:04 20:25 21:36
Sun 1st May 30 03:52 05:29 13:03 18:05 20:27 21:39

Five Pillars of Islam

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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