Ramadan

12th April - 11th May

12th April - 11th May 2021

Ramadan, also spelled Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan or Ramathan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

During the holy month of Ramadan, all Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk for 30 days.. Fasting during Ramadan means abstinence from all food or drink, including water and chewing gum, from dawn to sunset.

What Is Ramadan?

The Islamic Holy Month

Key Dates At A Glance

Key Dates At A Glance

The Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon, commonly known as the lunar cycle. As a result, the Holy month of Ramadan falls approximately 10 days earlier each year in the Gregorian calendar. The Ramadan start date for 2021 is expected to begin on Monday 12th April 2021, following the sighting of the moon over Mecca. Lasting for 30 days, Ramadan will end on Tuesday 11th May 2021, with the celebratory days of Eid al-Fitr starting on Wednesday 12th May 2021 or Thursday 13th May 2021.

Why Is Ramadan The Most Sacred Month In Islamic Culture?

Why Is Ramadan The Most Sacred Month In Islamic Culture?

The sighting of a new crescent moon marks the start of Ramadan, a time for piety and self-reflection.

Here we explore the origins of Ramadan and the reason why it is so sacred.

The Five Pillars Of Islam

The Five Pillars Of Islam

In Islam, it is important to recognise and acknowledge one's duties and obligations towards faith. As Ramadan is not too far away, now is as good a time as any to educate ourselves on the five obligations of a Muslim in Islam.

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Ramadan & the Festival of Breaking the Fast