On Thursday April 23, crescent moon was sighted in Kerala after which Dakshina Kannada Qazi Twaka Ahmed Musliyar announced the start of the Ramadan month. The festival will begin in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts from Friday, April24.
Ramadan is considered as the Islamic Holy month and celebrated as the month in which the prophet Mohammed received the first of the revelations that make up the Quran. It is the ninth month as per the Islamic Calendar.
The Ramadan fast is one of the five pillars of Islam:
Shahadah: Affirmation that there is no deity but God and Mohammed is his messenger.
Salat: Praying five times daily.
Zakat: Giving to charity.
Sawm: Fasting during the month of Ramadan
Hajj: Making a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime.
Here is the time-table of Sehri and Iftar timings for Mangalore
RAMADAN Timetable 2020 – MANGALURU
|1||05:25 AM||5:43 PM||24 April 2020|
|2||05:25 AM||5:41 PM||25 April 2020|
|3||05:26 AM||5:40 PM||26 April 2020|
|4||05:27 AM||5:39 PM||27 April 2020|
|5||05:28 AM||5:38 PM||28 April 2020|
|6||05:28 AM||5:37 PM||29 April 2020|
|7||05:29 AM||5:36 PM||30 April 2020|
|8||05:30 AM||5:34 PM||01 May 2020|
|9||05:31 AM||5:33 PM||02 May 2020|
|10||05:31 AM||5:32 PM||03 May 2020|
|11||05:32 AM||5:31 PM||04 May 2020|
|12||05:33 AM||5:30 PM||05 May 2020|
|13||05:33 AM||5:29 PM||06 May 2020|
|14||05:34 AM||5:28 PM||07 May 2020|
|15||05:35 AM||5:27 PM||08 May 2020|
|16||05:36 AM||5:26 PM||09 May 2020|
|17||05:36 AM||5:25 PM||10 May 2020|
|18||05:37 AM||5:24 PM||11 May 2020|
|19||05:38 AM||5:24 PM||12 May 2020|
|20||05:38 AM||5:23 PM||13 May 2020|
|21||05:39 AM||5:22 PM||14 May 2020|
|22||05:40 AM||5:21 PM||15 May 2020|
|23||05:40 AM||5:20 PM||16 May 2020|
|24||05:41 AM||5:20 PM||17 May 2020|
|25||05:42 AM||5:19 PM||18 May 2020|
|26||05:42 AM||5:18 PM||19 May 2020|
|27||05:43 AM||5:18 PM||20 May 2020|
|28||05:44 AM||5:17 PM||21 May 2020|
|29||05:44 AM||5:16 PM||22 May 2020|
|30||05:45 AM||5:16 PM||23 May 2020|
During the festival, Muslims abstain from food, drink (including water), and sexual intercourse from dawn until dusk.They eat a meal before dawn, and then break the fast immediately after sunset.The fast is traditionally broken by eating dates and drinking water.
The end of Ramadan is marked with Id al Fitr, a day of feasting.
Ramadan begins around 11 days earlier each year. It is calculated on the basis of sightings of the new moon, which marks the beginning of the Muslim lunar month that varies between 29 to 30 days. Ramadan ends with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr festival.