Ramadan 2021 is the second Ramadan amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Alhamdulillah, while the situation is somewhat improving globally combined with the roll-out of the vaccine, globally we continue to face a Ramadan with restrictions. Around the world, many mosques will limit congregation numbers and still practice social distancing. In many communities worldwide, we will still be unable to host community iftars and open events. It is likely that even on Eid, these restrictions will still be in place.
However, this does not mean that Ramadan 2021 cannot be special. Ramadan is a beautiful time for reflection, worship and doing good deeds, and perhaps the additional quietness and solitude will help form the perfect space to facilitate this. In Ramadan, we should focus on remembrance of Allah (swt) (dhikr), performing salah, making prayer and doing good deeds.
One of the most important things we can do, is give in charity. Around the world, millions are living in poverty and facing hunger, thirst, war and illness on unprecedented levels. At Al Mustafa Welfare Trust, this Ramadan we are asking you one big question:
What would our beloved Prophets (peace be upon them) do?
While we may not be able to say for certain what their actions would have been, we know for sure that all of our beloved prophets (peace be upon them) encouraged us to help one another, to not sleep while our neighbours are hungry, and to always be kind. This Ramadan, focus on the good character of our beloved prophets, and join us to tackle some f the worst things vulnerable people around the world are facing.
Ramadan calendar 2021
As Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar and the sighting of the moon, the exact dates for the Ramadan calendar for 2021 will not be confirmed until the evening before the beginning of the new month, depending on the sighting of the moon.
Due to the phases of the moon in the lunar calendar, each lunar year is roughly ten days shorter than the usual calendar we look at. This means Ramadan moves approximately ten days earlier each year, and the month does not have fixed dates. This is why over time, Ramadan falls across different seasons, and the length of the daily fasts change depending on the number of daylight hours.