Leantoro.com. Ramadan 2019 Time Table. The Holy month of Ramadan is almost upon us; once again, it is time to partake in the fast, purify our mind, body and spirit, and work to become closer to Allah (SWT).
As the Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle, the month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year, depending on the sighting of the moon. In 2019, it is expected that Ramadan will begin on the evening of Sunday 5th May, with the first day of fasting on Monday 6th May.
The arrival of Ramadan also brings ample opportunity to reap infinite blessing and reward. During this auspicious month, remember to donate your zakat
KEY RAMADAN 2019 DATES
Sunday 5th May – the beginning of Ramadan 2019
Monday 6th May – the first day of sawm (fasting)
Saturday 1st June – Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Power)
Monday 3rd June – final day of sawm
Tuesday 4th June – Eid-ul-Fitr
* All dates are subject to the sighting of the moon.
RAMADAN CALENDAR 2019
It is important to familiarity yourself with the timetable in order to observe the Holy month of Ramadan correctly. Sawm will begin a few hours following the sighting of the moon that signals the start of Ramadan 2019. Any Muslim who has not finished eating the pre-dawn meal (suhoor) following the completion of Fajr (morning prayer) is disqualified from that day’s fasting.
Iftar signals the end of sawm and the beginning of Maghrib prayers. It is traditional to break the fast by eating dates before the evening meal (iftar) surrounded by family and friends.
This Ramadan timetable for 2019 has been provided by the East London Mosque. Local time variations can be found below.
For other cities, please refer to the local variations below. Variations are in minutes.
* Please note that all dates may vary depending on the sighting of the moon. Please check back closer to the time for further information.
THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM
The five core Pillars of Islam are:
Shahadah – recital of Islamic faith (reading of the Holy Qur’an)
Salah – obligatory prayer performed five times a day, as ordered by Allah (SWT), to be performed before sunrise, at midday, late afternoon, after sunset and between sunset and midnight
Zakat – a charitable donation based on expendable income; the payment of zakat is popular during the holy month of Ramadan as payments made during this time hold greater reward for the donor
Sawm – the fast during Ramadan which all able Muslims are expected to observe
Hajj – the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that all able Muslims must make at least once in their lifetime
During the auspicious month of Ramadan, we must take time to reflect on our faith and all of the blessings that we have received. This is also a time of contemplation, where we can observe the fast and actively work to purify ourselves in accordance with the teachings outlined in the Holy Qur’an.