When Is Ramadan 2020?
Following the lunar cycle, Ramadan 2020 is anticipated to begin during the evening of Thursday 23rd April on the sighting of the moon over Mecca, with the first full day of fasting on Friday 24th April.
The final day of Ramadan will fall on Saturday 23rd May with the wondrous festival of Eid beginning on Sunday 24th May following the sighting of the moon.
Fasting must begin at sunrise on the completion of the first of the five daily prayers known as Fajr. Make sure to familiarise yourself with the Ramadan prayer times to stay aware.
Fasting ends at sunset after the evening Maghrib prayer and Muslim communities normally come together to break their fast with dates and Iftar, the second meal of the day.
Laylat ul-Qadr, the Night of Power
The Night of Power, the holiest night in the Islamic Calendar and known as Laylat ul-Qadr in Islam, falls in the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan and is commonly believed to be the 27th day of the month. On this night, the first verses from the Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet (PBUH) and rewards on this night are considered greater than those received for a thousand months.
Many choose to spend this time studying the Qur’an, reciting teachings and making prayers for friends, family members and those less fortunate. It is also a popular time for people to make their Zakat donation. Pay your Zakat with Orphans in Need and share your blessings with those in need this Ramadan.
Important Ramadan 2020 Dates
Thursday 23rd April – Ramadan start date
Friday 24th April – the first day of fasting (sawm) begins
Saturday 23rd May – the last day of Ramadan
Sunday 24th May – the festival of Eid ul-Fitr begins
Ramadan brings the opportunity to receive extensive rewards. Multiply your blessings this Ramadan and donate your Zakat, Fidya or Kaffarah to Orphans in Need so those in need can find enjoyment in this blessed month as well.
The festival of Eid will begin on the sighting of the moon on Sunday 24th May, further information regarding community events and the exact times will be available from your local mosque.