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Day Ramadan Gregorian Fajr Sunrise Dhuhr   Asr Maghrib Isha
  Sun 1 26/10 5:25 6:30 12:06   3:16 5:41 6:47
  Mon 2 27/10 5:26 6:31 12:06   3:15 5:40 6:46
  Tue 3 28/10 5:26 6:31 12:06   3:15 5:39 6:45
  Wed 4 29/10 5:27 6:32 12:06   3:14 5:38 6:44
  Thu 5 30/10 5:28 6:33 12:06   3:14 5:37 6:44
  Fri 6 31/10 5:28 6:34 12:06   3:13 5:36 6:43
  Sat 7 1/11 5:29 6:34 12:06   3:12 5:35 6:42
  Sun 8 2/11 5:30 6:35 12:06   3:12 5:35 6:41
  Mon 9 3/11 5:30 6:36 12:06   3:11 5:34 6:41
  Tue 10 4/11 5:31 6:37 12:06   3:11 5:33 6:40
  Wed 11 5/11 5:32 6:37 12:06   3:10 5:32 6:40
  Thu 12 6/11 5:32 6:38 12:06   3:09 5:32 6:39
  Fri 13 7/11 5:33 6:39 12:06   3:09 5:31 6:38
  Sat 14 8/11 5:34 6:40 12:06   3:08 5:30 6:38
  Sun 15 9/11 5:34 6:40 12:06   3:08 5:30 6:37
  Mon 16 10/11 5:35 6:41 12:06   3:08 5:29 6:37
  Tue 17 11/11 5:36 6:42 12:06   3:07 5:29 6:36
  Wed 18 12/11 5:36 6:43 12:06   3:07 5:28 6:36
  Thu 19 13/11 5:37 6:44 12:06   3:06 5:27 6:35
  Fri 20 14/11 5:38 6:45 12:06   3:06 5:27 6:35
  Sat 21 15/11 5:39 6:45 12:07   3:06 5:26 6:35
  Sun 22 16/11 5:39 6:45 12:07   3:06 5:26 6:35
  Mon 23 17/11 5:40 6:47 12:07   3:05 5:26 6:34
  Tue 24 18/11 5:41 6:48 12:07   3:05 5:25 6:34
  Wed 25 19/11 5:41 6:49 12:07   3:04 5:25 6:33
  Thu 26 20/11 5:42 6:49 12:08   3:04 5:24 6:33
  Fri 27 21/11 5:43 6:50 12:08   3:04 5:24 6:33
  Sat 28 22/11 5:44 6:51 12:08   3:04 5:24 6:33
  Sun 29 23/11 5:44 6:52 12:08   3:04 5:24 6:32
  Mon 30 24/11 5:45 6:53 12:09   3:03 5:23 6:32

Information about Ramadan

Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is lunar and the 12 months create a year only 354 days long, Ramadan falls at a different time each year. Over the course of approximately 33 years, Ramadan rotates through each of the four seasons, but this was not always the case. Prior to creation of a new calendar after the Great Hijrah, Ramadan always occurred during the summer months since there was an addition of another month every few years to regulate the calendar. The word Ramadan is actually Arabic for "scorcher".
Ramadan is particularly important to Muslims because it is the month when Muhammad received the revelation of the Qur'an and also because it is part of one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Practicing Siyam, or fasting, during the month of Ramadan is the fourth of the Five Pillars. This fast is required of all able-bodied Muslims who have reached puberty. If the person is ill, traveling through the desert, at war, etc., he or she is exempt from the fasting during Ramadan, but is expected to make up missed days as soon as he or she is able before the next occurrence of Ramadan. Pregnant or nursing women are not supposed to fast until such time as the child is weaned, nor are women supposed to fast during menstruation.
The fasting consists of abstinence from food, drink, and sexual intercourse from dawn until sunset each day during the month. (From the time when a white and black thread can be distinguished from one another until they cannot be distinguished.) Each day during Ramadan begins with a small meal, sahur, before dawn, and ends with another meal after sunset, ifar. Ifar is often taken in community with others; often these meals are taken at the local mosque with the company of friends, neighbors, relatives, etc. Providing ifar to others is very highly thought of in Islam, and is required of those chronically unable to participate in the fasting for whatever reason.
Ramadan is characterized by fasting, prayer, and charity. Muslims believe that, in addition to the fast being healthy, the practice of self-denial, even for only a short time helps make a person more in tune with the needs of those in want. In the time before Islam existed, Ramadan was a month characterized by abstinence from war, safe travel, prayer, fasting, and increased spiritual awareness. Muhammad typically ascended to Mt. Hira' during this month for prayer and meditation, and it was here that he received the revelation of the Qur'an. The most important day in Ramadan is the anniversary of Layat al-Qadr, or Night of Power, when Muhammad first received the command from Gabriel to recite. During this day many Muslims spend this night in prayer or in recitation of the Qur'an. Ramadan begins and ends with the sighting of a new moon, which must be done by at least two reliable witnesses, so Ramadan cannot be accurately predicted in advance and starts and ends at different times in different countries depending on the weather.

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