LONDON: A Large population of Muslims lives in Europe, they fast during the month of Ramadan, which is a holy month in the Muslim faith. In this article, we will tell you what is fasting and When is first Ramadan 2017 UK.
The Holy month teaches much more that hunger control, it’s also for spirituality, charity, reflection, resolutions and be closed with the maker of Universe.
Ramadan enhances an insight into what the poor and needy people feels like when they have no food and water.
In 2017 the General Elections, GCSE and A-Level exams will all fall during the month of Ramadan which created an additional challenge for Muslim leaders and students.
The Holy month Ramadan is expected to start on May 27, 2017, and lasts until June 24, 2017. The Eid will be celebrated on June 25, 2017.
When is first Ramadan 2017 in the UK?
Ramadan is expected to start on May 27, 2017, and lasts until June 24, 2017.
The fast is broken with the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr on June 25, 2017, as the next month (Shawwal) begins.
Why does the date vary?
The Muslim calendar is based on the cycle of the moon, but the Gregorian calendar is based on the Sun.
Because the two calendars don’t align exactly, the Islamic dates move back by 11 days a year.
So how is the date worked out?
In the Islamic world, the end and start of the month are assumed by the crescent of the new moon at Mecca, In Saudi Arabia.
Mecca is considered as the holiest place in the Islamic world because it is a birthplace of last Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H and the place where Quran was first revealed to him.
Because the crescent of the moon always not be visible due to its position in the sky or because of cloudy weather.
It is decided since March 2002 that if crescent of the new moon is seen above Mecca on the 29th day of the existing month, then the next day will be the start of the new month.
If the crescent of the moon does is not seen the current month will go on for 30 days. This occurred in 2016.
So the day of Eid al-Fitr is not known until a day or so before it is expected to happen.
The rules were different before 2002 but still, they based on the moon, some government also seeks astronomical help to for the crescent of the moon.
In Saudi Arabia, the Institute of Astronomical & Geophysical Research of the King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) use technology to set the date of policies, events and other civic matters.
North America also use that calendar and European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR). But the religious in Saudi Arabia still base their decision after the first night of the lunar eclipse.
What happens during Ramadan?
Ramadan is a month of fasting, Muslims abstain their intake of food, drink, smoking, sex each day, between early month meal (Suhur) and a night-time meal (Iftar).
In the fasting time, Muslims focus their mind in the pray and spiritual reflections including the greater study of Quran.
In 2016 that Ramadan was observed in the longest days, the period can exceed 19 hours.
In the run-up to Ramadan, the students of Birmingham Muslims community hold a car charity wash at Heartland Auto Center.
Who is exempt from fasting?
Fasting is done for the love of Allah and to show devotion, willpower, discipline and closeness to the Supreme Being.
In Ramadan fasting in compulsory for every Muslim who is mentally and physically fit and healthy, but the children under the age of 14 and mentally ill persons are exempt.
The seriously ill persons and travelers can take up every day of missed fasting at the later day.
What’s the Ramadan UK calendar and timetable?
The official date of Ramadan has not decided yet, some Muslim officials said that it will start on May 27.
The Seher will be eaten between 2.30am to 3 am, the evening meal (iftar) is eaten around 9pm-9.30pm.