Alhamdulillah! The blessed month of Ramadan upon us once again! For Muslims across the globe, these few weeks are a sacred time for worshipping Allah (SWT). They offer an opportunity for devotion, reflection and celebration of the mercy and love of Allah (SWT).

As the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on Wednesday 22nd March 2023, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Ramadan Timetable 2023

Abu Huraira related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. (Bukhari)

The beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan will be confirmed upon sighting of the new moon.

The Following Ramadan timetable indicates the prayer times for Singapore, using the Muslim World League calculation, and follows the Shafi opinion for Asr prayer.

The beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan will be confirmed upon sighting of the new moon.

April Day Ramadan Fajr Zuhr Asr Maghrib/Iftar Isha
02 Saturday 1 05:48 13:08 16:15 19:12 20:21
03 Sunday 2 05:47 13:08 16:15 19:12 20:21
04 Monday 3 05:47 13:08 16:16 19:11 20:21
05 Tuesday 4 05:46 13:07 16:16 19:11 20:20
06 Wednesday 5 05:46 13:07 16:16 19:11 20:20
07 Thursday 6 05:46 13:07 16:17 19:11 20:20
08 Friday 7 05:45 13:07 16:17 19:10 20:20
09 Saturday 8 05:45 13:06 16:17 19:10 20:20
10 Sunday 9 05:45 13:06 16:18 19:10 20:19
11 Monday 10 05:44 13:06 16:18 19:10 20:19
12 Tuesday 11 05:44 13:05 16:18 19:10 20:19
13 Wednesday 12 05:43 13:05 16:18 19:09 20:19
14 Thursday 13 05:43 13:05 16:19 19:09 20:19
15 Friday 14 05:43 13:05 16:19 19:09 20:19
16 Saturday 15 05:42 13:04 16:19 19:09 20:19
17 Sunday 16 05:42 13:04 16:19 19:09 20:18
18 Monday 17 05:42 13:04 16:19 19:08 20:18
19 Tuesday 18 05:41 13:04 16:20 19:08 20:18
20 Wednesday 19 05:41 13:04 16:20 19:08 20:18
21 Thursday 20 05:41 13:03 16:20 19:08 20:18
22 Friday 21 05:40 13:03 16:20 19:08 20:18
23 Saturday 22 05:40 13:03 16:20 19:07 20:18
24 Sunday 23 05:39 13:03 16:21 19:07 20:18
25 Monday 24 05:39 13:03 16:21 19:07 20:18
26 Tuesday 25 05:39 13:02 16:21 19:07 20:18
27 Wednesday 26 05:39 13:02 16:21 19:07 20:18
28 Thursday 27 05:38 13:02 16:21 19:07 20:18
29 Friday 28 05:38 13:02 16:21 19:07 20:18
30 Saturday 29 05:38 13:02 16:21 19:07 20:18
May 1st Sunday 30 05:37 13:02 16:22 19:07 20:18

 

*The dates for Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr are provisional and will be confirmed upon the sighting of the new moon.

The fourth pillar of Islam: Sawm

The Fourth Pillar of Islam is Sawm, or fasting. Fasting takes place during the month of Ramadan, which is a holy month in the Islamic calendar (lunar calendar).

The month of Ramadan contains the most blessed of nights, also known as Laylatul Qadr, about which Allah (SWT) asks us:

“What will make you realise what the Night of Power is like?

The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.

Angels and the Spirit descend upon it with their Lord´s permission with every command;

There is peace that night until the coming of dawn.” [Quran: 97:1-5]

 

When does Ramadan start?

As the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year. Ramadan officially begins when the month of Shaban, the eighth month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar, ends. This year, the holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Wednesday 22nd March 2023. The exact timing is based on the sighting of the moon.

 

When does Ramadan end?

Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration officially marks the end of Ramadan. The exact timing is based on the sighting of the moon. Eid al-Fitr officially begins at the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar. This year, Ramadan is expected to end on Friday 21st of April 2023, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar.

Healthy adult Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This includes abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran and charity are also encouraged during the holy month.

When is Ramadan 2023?

As the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on  Wednesday 22nd March 2023, and end on Friday 21st April 2023, depending on the sighting of the moon.

When is Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the blessed month of Ramadan.

This year (2023) Eid al-Fitr is expected to be celebrated on the evening of Saturday 22nd April 2023. However, the exact date is subject to the sighting of the moon of Shawwal (the 10th month of the Islamic Calendar).

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