Ramadan 2019 will begin on Monday, 6th May 2019 (according to Saudi Arabia) and end on Tuesday, 4th June 2019. Eid al Fitr 2019 will be on Wednesday, 5th June 2019. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Ramadan 2019, the 9th month in the Islamic calendar (Hijri 1440). The length of the Month varies between 29 and 30 days depending on the sighting of the Shawwal Moon which leads to the awaited festival of Eid ul Fitr on the 1st of Shawwal.
The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is fard(obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, traveling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating. Fasting the month of Ramadan was made obligatory (wājib) during the month of Sha’ban, in the second year after the Muslims migrated from Mecca to Medina. Fatwas have been issued declaring that Muslims who live in regions with a natural phenomenon such as the midnight sun or polar night should follow the timetable of Mecca,but the more commonly accepted opinion is that Muslims in those areas should follow the timetable of the closest country to them in which night can be distinguished from day.
Sehar & Iftar Time Ramadan 2019
Fiqh Jafria: Suhoor Time -10min | Iftar Time +10min
|1||07, Tue||04:09 AM||12:18 PM||03:53 PM||07:00 PM||08:27 PM|
|2||08, Wed||04:08 AM||12:18 PM||03:53 PM||07:01 PM||08:28 PM|
|3||09, Thu||04:07 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:02 PM||08:29 PM|
|4||10, Fri||04:06 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:02 PM||08:30 PM|
|5||11, Sat||04:05 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:03 PM||08:31 PM|
|6||12, Sun||04:04 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:03 PM||08:32 PM|
|7||13, Mon||04:04 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:04 PM||08:33 PM|
|8||14, Tue||04:03 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:05 PM||08:33 PM|
|9||15, Wed||04:02 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:05 PM||08:34 PM|
|10||16, Thu||04:01 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:06 PM||08:35 PM|
|11||17, Fri||04:00 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:06 PM||08:36 PM|
|12||18, Sat||03:59 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:07 PM||08:37 PM|
|13||19, Sun||03:59 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:08 PM||08:38 PM|
|14||20, Mon||03:58 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:08 PM||08:38 PM|
|15||21, Tue||03:57 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:09 PM||08:39 PM|
|16||22, Wed||03:57 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:09 PM||08:40 PM|
|17||23, Thu||03:56 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:10 PM||08:41 PM|
|18||24, Fri||03:55 AM||12:18 PM||03:52 PM||07:11 PM||08:42 PM|
|19||25, Sat||03:55 AM||12:19 PM||03:52 PM||07:11 PM||08:42 PM|
|20||26, Sun||03:54 AM||12:19 PM||03:52 PM||07:12 PM||08:43 PM|
|21||27, Mon||03:54 AM||12:19 PM||03:52 PM||07:12 PM||08:44 PM|
|22||28, Tue||03:53 AM||12:19 PM||03:52 PM||07:13 PM||08:45 PM|
|23||29, Wed||03:53 AM||12:19 PM||03:52 PM||07:13 PM||08:45 PM|
|24||30, Thu||03:52 AM||12:19 PM||03:52 PM||07:14 PM||08:46 PM|
|25||31, Fri||03:52 AM||12:19 PM||03:52 PM||07:14 PM||08:47 PM|
|26||01, Sat||03:51 AM||12:19 PM||03:52 PM||07:15 PM||08:47 PM|
|27||02, Sun||03:51 AM||12:20 PM||03:52 PM||07:15 PM||08:48 PM|
|28||03, Mon||03:51 AM||12:20 PM||03:52 PM||07:16 PM||08:49 PM|
|29||04, Tue||03:50 AM||12:20 PM||03:52 PM||07:16 PM||08:49 PM|
The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness.
Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, traveling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating.
The fast is from dawn to sunset, with a pre-dawn meal known as suhur and sunset meal called iftar.
Muslims engage in increased prayer and charity during Ramadan.
Ramadan is also a month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline.
As well as fasting – abstaining from eating and drinking during daylight hours – Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Koran throughout the month, before the holy festival of Eid al-Fitr.
History and Obligations of Ramadan
Ramadan (also known as Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan), observed by Muslims worldwide, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The word itself comes from the Arabic root “ramida” which roughly translates as “Scorching Heat”. Fasting was made obligatory on all adult Muslims in the Second Year of Hijri (Migration from Makkah to Madinah of Muslims). The only people exempted from keeping a fast are the ones who are traveling, aged, pregnant, diabetic, chronically ill, menstruating or breast feeding. Many children endeavour to complete as many fasts as possible as practice for later life.
Ramadan 2019 Practices and Blessings
Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar, is considered one of the most blessed months in Islam. Muslims fast during this month, doing maximum Dhikr of Allah (SWT). The month of Ramadan culminates with the festive occasion of Eid ul Fitr as Muslims thank Allah (SWT), celebrating the festival with religious fervor. This month is full of celebration and festivity as the Muslims immerse themselves in reading the Quran and Duas and spending maximum time doing Dhikr. The Muslims fast the whole month as it teaches them the true meaning of perseverance and tolerance. During this month, Muslims are not only supposed to refrain from eating and drinking during the stipulated timing but they are also required to curb all negative emotions like anger and prove themselves to be the perfect Muslim. Moreover, the Quran was also completed in this month.
How to Fast in Ramadan 2019?
A Fast (sawm) is kept by Muslims from dawn to sunset, timings of which varies in every region. During this time, they refrain from eating food, drinking, smoking and engaging in sexual relations. In Ramadhan, Muslims also strive hard to refrain from any sinful behavior such as lying, cursing, false speech. The food eaten before sunrise is known as Suhoor, and the one eaten after sunset is known as Iftar. During these times, Muslims spend generously to make the food available for the whole community (especially the poor one). The rewards of all Good Deeds are increased during the Month of Ramzan, whether it is praying salat or giving charity. This Hadith testifies this fact as well:
“When Ramadan arrives, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of hell are locked up and devils are put in chains.”(Sahih al-Bukhari 1899)
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. The fast (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset. In addition to abstaining from eating and drinking, Muslims also increase restraint, such as abstaining from sexual relations and generally sinful speech and behavior. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the soul by freeing it from harmful impurities. Ramadan also teaches Muslims how to better practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and compulsory charity (zakat)
Suhur Ramadan 2019
Each day, before dawn, Muslims observe a pre-fast meal called the suhur. After stopping a short time before dawn, Muslims begin the first prayer of the day, Fajr. Suhur (or sahari) is the pre-dawn meal which is very important during Ramadan since that is what one’s body thrives on all day and should be carefully planned for a steady diet plan that helps you stay healthy.
Dua for Suhur
Iftar Ramadan 2019
At sunset, Muslims get together for the iftar Meal to break their Fasts. Just after listening to Maghrib Athan, they recite the Iftar Dua to ask Allah for His sustenance. Dates are usually the first food to break the fast. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) broke fast with three dates according to some traditions.
Social gatherings very frequently happen at iftar. Traditional dishes are often highlighted, including traditional desserts, and particularly those made only during Ramadan.
Dua for Iftar
Recite Quran Kareem
In this Holy Month, Muslims are encouraged to Recite Al Quran. Ramadan is a month to remember this biggest blessing and source of guidance mankind was ever given. Tarawih is one of the way Muslims complete the recitation of Holy Quran which are held in Mosques. It is Mustahab (An action which is rewarded, but whose omission is not punishable) for the Muslim to read whole Qur’an during Ramadhan and to strive to complete it, but that is not obligatory. Some Muslims do it by Completing 1 Juz’ each day for the 30 Days of Ramadan.
Here is the collection of some of the Verses in Quran about Ramadan.
Lailat ul Qadr
Lailat ul Qadr, also called the ‘Night of Power’ is one of the most coveted nights of the Islamic Year. It is one of the last ten odd nights in the month of Ramadan and is full of blessings. It please Allah (SWT) to see the Muslims fasting during the month to please Him. This month of Ibadah ends with the Muslim festival of Eid ul Fitr.
Nightly prayers (Tarawih)
Tarawih are the extra prayers some Muslim Communities perform at night after Isha Prayers in the Islamic month of Ramadan. They are not mandatory Prayer but are still of utmost Importance.
Zakat Ramadan 2019
Zakat is another Pillar of Islam, and giving Charity becomes even more important during Ramadan. It is a way to purify your wealth for the will of Allah (SWT) and is payable on assets owned over one lunar year. The collected Zakat is required to be given to the poor and deserving people. You can calculate this year’s Zakat using IslamicFinder’s Zakat Calculator. In Ramadan, all good deeds are rewarded more than in any other month of the year. This is the why many people choose give Zakat (Sadqa) to poor in this Month.
Here are the Ways to be charitable in Ramadan.
Charity is very important in Islam, and even more so during Ramadan. Zakāt, often translated as “the poor-rate”, is obligatory as one of the pillars of Islam; a fixed percentage of the person’s savings is required to be given to the poor. Sadaqah is voluntary charity in giving above and beyond what is required from the obligation of zakāt. In Islam, all good deeds are more handsomely rewarded during Ramadan than in any other month of the year. Consequently, many will choose this time to give a larger portion, if not all, of the zakāt that they are obligated to give. In addition, many will also use this time to give a larger portion of sadaqah in order to maximize the reward that will await them at the Last Judgment.
Itikaf Ramadan 2019
Itikaf means to be in isolation in a Masjid or at home with the intention of solely dedicating your time to the worship of Allah (SWT). It is Sunnat-al-Muaqidah (Sunnah that is urged to be performed) to sit in Itikaf in the last 10 days of Ramadan. A person may commence Itikaf after sunset of 20th of Ramadan, and end it when the moon for Eid is sighted. The Sunnah stays the same if the month of Ramadan is of 29 or 30 days.
Here is All you need to know about Itikaf in Ramazan.
Ramadan is starting from 7th of may, wish you and your family from deeps of my hearts a very happy Ramadan. Always remember me in your prayers.