When Is Ramadan 2017? Start and End Dates. What does Ramzan mean?: The auspicious month of fast of Muslims starts May 27, 2017, Friday and ends on June 24, 2017, Saturday in the UAE, UK, and some other parts of the world. It is the eight month (Shaban) of the Islamic calendar. Muslim devotees await it with anticipation. (check: Ramadan Mubarak Wishes.)
The start of the Ramazan believes to be the one month from the time when Prophet Mohammad got the holy book Quran. The sighting of the crescent moon marks the beginning of the Ramadhan month. That’s why the observance differs from one nation to other.
When Is Ramadan 2017? Start and End Dates. What does Ramzan mean?
Most of the people are aware of the event details. It is that it includes fasting for one month continuously and eating and drinking only from dusk to dawn. It also includes offering prayers as per the schedule and family gatherings, etc.
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Being associated with the lunar cycles, the festival moves around 11 days or so every year. It is another feature of Ramzan. Moreover, the moon sightings also vary from one place to another on the earth. Thus, weather conditions and other things influence the moon’s visibility.
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The fast is broken with the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr on June 25, 2017, as the next month (Shawwal) begins.
We, below, have more information regarding the festival which you should know. It is the biggest Muslim event.
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What is Ramadan?
It is a month of the Islamic calendar and an incredibly sacred time for the Muslim community. It is also believed that the holy book of Muslims, Quran came to human beings through the Prophet Mohammad.
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When does Ramadan 2017 begin?
Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen, UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq has officially declared May 27 as the first day of Ramadhan in 2017 and will be until Saturday, June 24.
It begins with the sunset of the previous day. Thus, it has started from the sunset of Sunday. People will start celebrating it as soon as they see the moon. Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on June 25, 2017.
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What do Muslims do during Ramadan?
During the month of Ramdan, Muslims fast in the daylight as per their customs and traditions. They don’t food or drink at all when they fast. During this time period, they offer extra prayers as they believe that it take them closer to Allah.
Moreover, their belief is that this month improves morality and character. So, they may skip regular mosques visits when there is a person working on his positive traits and thoughts.
What is iftar?
Iftaar is a party where families and friends meet at sundown to break their fast. Iftaar translates to ‘breakfast’. Most of the time, people eat with families, but there are several occasional mealtimes in mosques, charity iftars, etc.
Each day begins with the early morning meal (suhur) which is eaten between 2.30am and 3 am. The evening meal (iftar) is eaten around 9pm-9.30pm, meaning a daily fast of more than 18 hours.
Five sets of prayers are held through the day and, for the expected first day of Ramadan 2017 on May 27, these would start at 3.09am, 1.05pm, 5.23pm, 9.15pm and 10.28pm. Timings are calculated around sunrise and sunset.
Who is exempt from fasting?
Though all Muslims fast during this period of 30 days, there are some exemptions and rules through which person in need can avail it. The elderly, pregnant women and diabetes patients are exempt from fasting.
Children don’t do fast, but occasionally they join their parents and family on ‘half-fasts’. Also, based on personal choices, elite athletes are sometimes given a pass. It happened to the Muslim players at the world cup last year.
What happens at the end of Ramadan?
The Ramadhan month ends on June 24 or around it this year. It all depends on the sighting of the moon. At the end of Ramdan, Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, which is one of the two widely known holidays in Islam.
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