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The Holy month of Ramadan is almost upon us; once again, it is time to partake in the fast, purify our mind, body and spirit, and work to become closer to Allah (SWT).

DUAA FOR FASTING

There is a special duaa for fasting which should be made before the fast begins each day: 
وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ
Transliteration: Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri ramadan.
Translation: I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan.

DUAA FOR BREAKING FAST IN RAMADAN (IFTAR)

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمتُ وَعَلَى رِزقِكَ أَفطَرتُ
Transliteration: Allahumma inni laka sumtu, wa bika aamantu, wa ‘alayka tawakkaltu, wa Ala rizqika aftartu
English translation: Oh Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You, and I put my trust in You, and I break my fast with Your sustenance.

First Ashra - First 10 days of Ramadan

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Ramadan Day Date Fajr Sunrise Zhur Asr Maghrib/Iftar Isha
1
Tuesday 13th
04:35
06:07 13:06 16:47
19:56
21:11
2
Wednesday 14th
04:33
06:05 13:06 16:48
19:58
21:13
3
Thursday 15th
04:31
06:03 13:06 16:49
20:00
21:15
4
Friday 16th
04:29
06:01 13:05 16:50
20:01
21:16
5
Saturday 17th
04:26
05:58 13:05 16:50
20:03
21:17
6
Sunday 18th
04:23
05:56 13:05 16:51
20:05
21:19
7
Monday 19th
04:21
05:54 13:05 16:52
20:06
21:20
8
Tuesday 20th
04:19
05:52 13:04 16:53
20:08
21:22
9
Wednesday 21st
04:16
05:50 13:04 16:53
20:10
21:24
10
Thursday 22nd
04:14
05:48 13:04 16:54
20:11
21:25

Second Ashra - Second 10 days of Ramadan

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Ramadan Day Date Fajr Sunrise Zhur Asr Maghrib/Iftar Isha
11
Friday 23rd
04:12
05:46 13:04 16:55
20:13
21:26
12
Saturday 24th
04:09
05:44 13:04 16:56
20:15
21:28
13
Sunday 25th
04:07
05:42 13:04 16:56
20:16
21:29
14
Monday 26th
04:05
05:40 13:03 16:57
20:18
21:30
15
Tuesday 27th
04:02
05:38 13:03 16:58
20:20
21:32
16
Wednesday 28th
04:00
05:36 13:03 16:58
20:21
21:33
17
Thursday 29th
03:58
05:34 13:03 16:59
20:23
21:34
18
Friday 30th
03:55
05:32 13:03 17:00
20:25
21:36
19
Saturday 1st
03:52
05:30 13:03 17:00
20:26
21:37
20
Sunday 2nd
03:50
05:28 13:03 17:01
20:28
21:39

Third Ashra - Last 10 days of Ramadan

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Ramadan Day Date Fajr Sunrise Zhur Asr Maghrib/Iftar Isha
21
Monday 3rd
03:47
05:26 13:02 17:02
20:30
21:41
22
Tuesday 4th
03:46
05:25 13:02 17:02
20:31
21:42
23
Wednesday 5th
03:43
05:23 13:02 17:03
20:33
21:44
24
Thursday 6th
03:41
05:21 13:02 17:04
20:34
21:45
25
Friday 7th
03:38
05:19 13:02 17:04
20:36
21:47
26
Saturday 8th
03:37
05:18 13:02 17:05
20:38
21:49
27
Sunday 9th
03:34
05:16 13:02 17:06
20:39
21:50
28
Monday 10th
03:32
05:14 13:02 17:06
20:41
21:52
29
Tuesday 11th
03:30
05:13 13:02 17:07
20:42
21:53
30
Wednesday 12th
03:28
05:11 13:02 17:07
20:44
21:55

Key Ramadan 2021 Dates

 Tuesday 13th April – the beginning of Ramadan 2021  

Friday 14th April – the first day of sawm (fasting)

Sunday 2nd May – Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Power)

Wednesday 12th May– final day of sawm (fasting)

Thursday 13th May – Eid-ul-Fitr

* All dates are subject to the sighting of the moon.

As the Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle, the month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year, depending on the sighting of the moon. In 2021, it is expected that Ramadan will begin on the evening of Tuesday 13th April, with the first day of fasting on Wednesday 14th April.

The arrival of Ramadan also brings ample opportunity to reap infinite blessing and reward.

During this auspicious month, remember to donate your zakat and any other contributions with Al Mustafa Welfare Trust.

Adjustments with respect to London.

Please confirm with your local mosque.

The Five Pillars of Islam

The five core Pillars of Islam are:

Shahadah – recital of Islamic faith (reading of the Holy Qur’an)

Salah – obligatory prayer performed five times a day, as ordered by Allah (SWT), to be performed before sunrise, at midday, late afternoon, after sunset and between sunset and midnight

Zakat – a charitable donation based on expendable income; the payment of zakat is popular during the holy month of Ramadan as payments made during this time hold greater reward for the donor

Sawm – the fast during Ramadan which all able Muslims are expected to observe

Hajj – the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that all able Muslims must make at least once in their lifetime

During the auspicious month of Ramadan, we must take time to reflect on our faith and all of the blessings that we have received. This is also a time of contemplation, where we can observe the fast and actively work to purify ourselves in accordance with the teachings outlined in the Holy Qur'an.

Help Others this Ramadan

Giving generously and helping others is highly rewarded in Islam at all times, but during the month of Ramadan, blessings and rewards are greatly multiplied. Donate with Al Mustafa Welfare Trust and help us in our aim to continue supporting those less fortunate.

Ramadan in UK

In the UK, Muslims will be fasting during Ramadan 2021 for approximately 18 hours each day. The exact times of suhoor and iftar will vary between cities due to geography and their positioning in relation to the sun.

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Ramadan 2021

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.


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