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 2019, it is expected that Ramadan will begin on the evening of Sunday 5th May, with the first day of fasting on Monday 6th May.

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 2019 Dates

  • Sunday 5th May – the beginning of Ramadan 2019
  • Monday 6th May – the first day of sawm (fasting)
  • Saturday 1st June – Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Power)
  • Monday 3rd June – final day of sawm
  • Tuesday 4th June – Eid-ul-Fitr

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

Ramadan Calendar 2019

It is important to familiarise yourself with the timetable in order to observe the Holy month of Ramadan correctly. Sawm will begin a few hours following the sighting of the moon that signals the start of Ramadan 2019. Any Muslim who has not finished eating the pre-dawn meal (suhoor) following the completion of Fajr (morning prayer) is disqualified from that day’s fasting. 

Date

Day

Ramadan

Fajr

Sunrise

Zuhr

Asr

Maghrib / Iftar

Isha

6th May

Monday

1

3:41

5:21

1:02

5:04

8:34

9:45

7th

Tuesday

2

3:38

5:19

1:02

5:04

8:36

9:47

8th

Wednesday

3

3:37

5:18

1:02

5:05

8:38

9:49

9th

Thursday

4

3:34

5:16

1:02

5:06

8:39

9:50

10st

Friday

5

3:32

5:14

1:02

5:06

8:41

9:52

11th

Saturday

6

3:30

5:13

1:02

5:07

8:42

9:53

12th

Sunday

7

3:28

5:11

1:02

5:07

8:44

9:55

13th

Monday

8

3:25

5:09

1:02

5:08

8:45

9:55

14th

Tuesday

9

3:24

5:08

1:02

5:09

8:47

9:57

15th

Wednesday

10

3:21

5:06

1:02

5:09

8:48

9:58

16th

Thursday

11

3:20

5:05

1:02

5:10

8:50

10:01

17th

Friday

12

3:17

5:03

1:02

5:10

8:51

10:02

18th

Saturday

13

3:16

5:02

1:03

5:11

8:53

10:04

19th

Sunday

14

3:14

5:01

1:02

5:12

8:54

10:06

20th

Monday

15

3:12

4:59

1:02

5:12

8:56

10:08

21st

Tuesday

16

3:10

4:58

1:02

5:13

8:57

10:09

22nd

Wednesday

17

3:09

4:57

1:02

5:13

8:59

10:12

23rd

Thursday

18

3:06

4:55

1:02

5:14

9:00

10:13

24th

Friday

19

3:04

4:54

1:02

5:14

9:01

10:14

25th

Saturday

20

3:02

4:53

1:02

5:15

9:03

10:17

26th

Sunday

21

3:01

4:52

1:03

5:15

9:04

10:18

27th

Monday

22

2:59

4:51

1:03

5:16

9:05

10:19

28th

Tuesday

23

2:58

4:50

1:03

5:16

9:06

10:21

29th

Wednesday

24

2:56

4:49

1:03

5:17

9:07

10:22

30th

Thursday

25

2:55

4:48

1:03

5:17

9:09

10:24

31st

Friday

26

2:53

4:47

1:03

5:18

9:10

10:26

1st June

Saturday

27

2:52

4:46

1:03

5:18

9:11

10:27

2nd

Sunday

28

2:51

4:46

1:03

5:19

9:12

10:29

3rd

Monday

29

2:50

4:45

1:04

5:19

9:13

10:30

4th

Tuesday

Eid ul Fitr

2:48

4:44

1:04

5:20

9:14

10:31

Iftar signals the end of sawm and the beginning of Maghrib prayers. It is traditional to break the fast by eating dates before the evening meal (iftar) surrounded by family and friends.

This Ramadan timetable for 2019 has been provided by the East London Mosque. Local time variations can be found below.

For other cities, please refer to the local variations below. Variations are in minutes.

  Fajr Maghrib
Birmingham + 8 6
Bradford 9 8
Cardiff 13 12
Glasgow 22 40
Leeds 7 4
Liverpool 12 9
Manchester 10 7
Middlesborough 8 14

* Please note that all dates may vary depending on the sighting of the moon. Please check back closer to the time for further information.

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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