Ramadan or Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is considered to the holiest month of the calendar. Muslims follow the lunar calendar, which means Ramadan arrives several days earlier each year.
Ramzan is month-long fasting observed by the Muslims to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad as per Islamic belief.
So in the month of Ramadan, fasting is obligatory for the adult Muslims except for people suffering from illness, while traveling, for older people, pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, people with chronic disease or menstruating.
Ramadan is beginning from May 7 in India, sighting of the crescent moon which would bring the current Islamic month – Shaban – to an end.
Some rules of fasting:
- They also do not indulge in any kind of false speech, insulting, cursing, lying, and fighting, that may negate the reward of fasting.
- Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are chronically ill, pregnant, breastfeeding, menstruating or diabetic.
- Muslims refrain themselves from consuming food, liquid, smoking and intimacy with their spouses.
- Zakat or charity is obligatory in Islam and is especially given during the Ramadan. Zakat is a fixed percentage of the person’s savings that is required to be given to the poor.
Ramadan 2019 Timetable: Iftar & Sehri Timings in Kolkata, India:
|1||Sun 06 May||03:40 AM||6:06 PM|
|2||Mon 07 May||03:39 AM||6:07 PM|
|3||Tue 08 May||03:38 AM||6:07 PM|
|4||Wed 09 May||03:37 AM||6:08 PM|
|5||Thu 10 May||03:37 AM||6:08 PM|
|6||Fri 11 May||03:36 AM||6:09 PM|
|7||Sat 12 May||03:35 AM||6:09 PM|
|8||Sun 13 May||03:35 AM||6:10 PM|
|9||Mon 14 May||03:34 AM||6:10 PM|
|10||Tue 15 May||03:33 AM||6:11 PM|
|11||Wed 16 May||03:33 AM||6:11 PM|
|12||Thu 17 May||03:32 AM||6:11 PM|
|13||Fri 18 May||03:31 AM||6:12 PM|
|14||Sat 19 May||03:31 AM||6:12 PM|
|15||Sun 20 May||03:30 AM||6:13 PM|
|16||Mon 21 May||03:30 AM||6:13 PM|
|17||Tue 22 May||03:29 AM||6:14 PM|
|18||Wed 23 May||03:29 AM||6:14 PM|
|19||Thu 24 May||03:28 AM||6:15 PM|
|20||Fri 25 May||03:28 AM||6:15 PM|
|21||Sat 26 May||03:28 AM||6:16 PM|
|22||Sun 27 May||03:27 AM||6:16 PM|
|23||Mon 28 May||03:27 AM||6:16 PM|
|24||Tue 29 May||03:26 AM||6:17 PM|
|25||Wed 30 May||03:26 AM||6:17 PM|
|26||Thu 31 May||03:26 AM||6:18 PM|
|27||Fri 01 June||03:26 AM||6:18 PM|
|28||Sat 02 June||03:25 AM||6:19 PM|
|29||Sun 03 June||03:25 AM||6:19 PM|
|30||Mon 04 June||03:25 AM||6:19 PM|
The observance which will last for 29-30 days will end on June 4, Tuesday. Eid or Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the first week of June 2019.