Ramadan, the month of fasting, prayer, and meditation, is a critical period in the Islamic calendar.
Millions of Muslims around the world commemorate this month as a time to purify the body and soul, deepen one’s connection with God, and gather together as a community.
If you’re interested to know when Ramadan begins in 2023 or if you want to learn more about this holy month but don’t know where to begin, then The Zahra Trust is here to answer your questions and help you grasp the significance of this crucial month!
So, when is Ramadan in 2023?
According to the Islamic lunar calendar, Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of Thursday, March 23rd, and is expected to end on the evening of Saturday, April 22nd.
Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, the exact start and end dates of Ramadan might change depending on the sighting of the moon.
Local religious authorities may certify the start and finish dates in some nations, while astronomical estimates may be used in others.
What Happens During Ramadan
During Ramadan, Muslims are expected to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, with the goal of purifying their bodies and minds and becoming closer to God.
Every day at sunset, Muslims break their fast. This evening meal, known as Iftar, is a time for family and friends to gather and share a meal.
Ramadan is also a time for increased Qur’anic study and reflection, as it’s believed to have been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this month. Many Muslims use the extra time for worship and study to read and think about the Qur’an in order to obtain a better grasp of its teachings.
What Happens At The End Of Ramadan?
The end of Ramadan is marked by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, a time for Muslims to come together in joy and thanksgiving. It’s a time of feasting and festivities, with special meals, gifts, and activities. Muslims will often attend communal prayers and give to charity, spreading joy and generosity to those in need.
Ramadan is an important time in the Islamic calendar and is observed with great reverence by Muslims all over the world. So whether you are a Muslim or simply looking to learn more about this special event, the month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual growth, reflection, and community!
This year, mark your calendars for Thursday, March 23rd, as the start of Ramadan!
And remember, you can support the Muslim community and make a difference by donating to organisations like The Zahra Trust.
Your generosity can help provide food, shelter, and support to those in need, allowing them to fully participate in the blessings of this special month.
Donate today and help make a difference!