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Ramadan Timetable

The time is almost upon us for the holy month of Ramadan, and we are putting together the resources to help you prepare.

Alhamdulillah! This month is a spiritual month in which we try to get closer to Allah (SWT) by spending time reflecting on our devotion, cleansing ourselves of temptation and celebrating in the love and mercy that Allah (SWT) provides.

Our Ramadan timetable for 2024 will help you plan your month, with times from the East London Mosque for individual prayers and Iftar and Suhoor. Simply click the download link here for your convenient Ramadan calendar 2024 that you can keep for reference or print and hang up so it’s always in sight.

It will help you prepare for your Suhoor meal and to know when your fast will begin at sunrise, after you have completed the first prayer of the day (Fajr). It will also be handy in knowing exactly when you will break your fast for your Iftar meal, at the start of the Maghrib prayer at sunset.

When Is Ramadan In 2024?

Ramadan this year is anticipated to begin on the evening of Sunday March 10th. Ramadan will last roughly 30 days and end on the evening of Tuesday 9th April (depending on the sighting of the moon).

In the Islamic Calendar, following the lunar cycle, Ramadan is the ninth month of the year. As the Islamic Calendar follows the lunar cycle, the dates of the major holidays change on the Gregorian calendar year to year by approximately ten days.

Timetable Of Important Ramadan 2024 Dates

There are a number of important dates to remember throughout Ramadan, including:

Sunday 10th March – Ramadan start date

Monday 11th March– Sawm: the first full day of fasting

Tuesday 18th April – 27th Night of Ramadan: The Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr)

Tuesday 9th April – The last day of Ramadan

Wednesday 10th April – The start of the festival of Eid ul-Fitr

*These dates may be subject to change based on moon sightings.

Ramadan is a time for great reward and is a popular time to pay Zakat to multiply your blessings in this life and the Hereafter. Donate your Zakat, Fidya and Kaffarah with Orphans in Need and help those less fortunate than you to enjoy a blessed Ramadan with their brothers and sisters around the world.

Sawm: The Fourth Pillar Of Islam

A core part of Ramadan is Sawm, meaning fasting. Sawm is the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam and involves abstaining from food, drink, sexual activity, and harmful habits such as smoking and swearing. Although Sawm is followed at various times throughout the Islamic Calendar it has the greatest links to the month of Ramadan, when we fast from sunrise to sunset consistently for 30 days.

“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind with clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast on the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number on other days.” (Surah Al-Baqarah - 2: 183-187)

Laylat Al-Qadr (The Night Of Power)

Also called the Night of Decree, Night of Destiny and the Night of Value, The Night of Power is thought to fall on or around one of the odd days in the last 10 days of the month. Many people commonly believe it falls on the 27th Night of Ramadan. During Ramadan this year, it is expected to fall on Saturday 6th April. It is an exceptional night in which the Qur’an was first revealed and is considered one of the most blessed of nights throughout the entire year.

To recognise the Night of Power, many Muslims spend the night in deep prayer, speaking aloud their devotion and messages to Allah (SWT). For your acts of worship, you will receive blessings greater than worshipping for an entire lifetime, equalling 1000 months or 83 years, so place great importance on this night and do not forget to praise Allah (SWT).

‘We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Decree:

And what will explain to thee what the Night of Decree is?

The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.

Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand:

Peace!… This until the rise of dawn!’

Surah 97 (Al-Qadr), Ayah 1–5

Eid ul-Fitr

Depending on the sighting of the moon, the festival of Eid ul-Fitr is expected to begin on the evening of April 21st. Keep an eye out for community events and the confirmed start time from your local mosque closer to the time.

See our website for updated dates and Ramadan calendar for 2024.

Frequently Asked Ramadan Timetable Questions

There are some questions that come up year after year but the answers tend to change with the dates. We answer your Ramadan FAQs here.

Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of Sunday 10 March 2024. The first full day of fasting will be the next day, on Monday 11 March.

The month of Ramadan is 30 days long.

The last day of Ramadan is expected to be Tuesday 9 April, followed by Eid ul-Fitr starting on Wednesday 10 April, depending on the sighting of the moon.

The Night of Power has no official fixed date and is thought to fall on one of the odd-numbered days during the final 10 days of Ramadan. It is largely agreed upon that the Night of Power falls on the 27th night of Ramadan but you should worship throughout all the last 10 days with devotion and dedication. In 2024, the Night of Power should fall on Saturday 6th April.

The joyous festival that follows Ramadan will begin on the evening of Wednesday 10 April, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Depending on the country and the community, Eid ul-Fitr will be celebrated for 1-3 days.

Eid ul-Fitr in the UK is expected to end on Thursday 11th April; however, many communities will celebrate Eid ul-Fitr for up to three days and until the end of 13th April.