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).

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 2020, it is expected that Ramadan will begin on the evening of Thursday 23th April, with the first day of fasting on Friday 24th 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.

Key Ramadan 2020 Dates

  •  Thursday 23th April – the beginning of Ramadan 2020
  • Friday 24th April – the first day of sawm (fasting)
  • Tuesday 19st May – Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Power)
  • Saturday 23rd May– final day of sawm
  • Sunday 24th May – Eid-ul-Fitr

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

* Prayer timetable to follow at later date.

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, here.


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