The lunar cycle, also known as the Islamic calendar, is based on the moon phases. As a consequence, in the Gregorian calendar, Ramadan occurs roughly ten days earlier each year. The first day of Ramadan in 2021 is predicted to be on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, after the moon is seen over Mecca. It will end on Friday, May 14th, 2021, during which the Eid al-Fitr celebrations will begin on Saturday, May 15th, or Sunday, May 16th, 2021.
Important Activity During & After Ramadan
At a Glance: Ramadan 2021 Dates
- Ramadan begins on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021.
- The Holy Month of Ramadan lasts for 30 days.
- Ramadan will end on Friday, May 14th, 2021.
- When is Laylat al-Qadr? It will take place on or near Monday, May 10th, 2021.
- Eid al-Fitr will begin on Saturday, May 15th, 2021.
Sawm is the Arabic term for fasting and is one of Islam’s Five Pillars. Fasting occurs in the Islamic calendar. But it is most closely associated with the month of Ramadan because of the month-long fast. Fasting in Ramadan is an essential aspect of Ramadan. And all those of sound mind and body are encouraged to fast during this Holy month. Sawm is held every day from sunrise to sunset, and our Ramadan daylight hours schedule makes it easier to plan. Anyone who is already consuming their suhoor (pre-dawn meal) after the Fajr (call to prayer) is excluded from the fast for that day.
The conclusion of the day’s fast is marked by sunset and the beginning of Maghrib prayers. Before the iftar (evening meal), usually eaten with friends and relatives, it is customary to break the fast by consuming dates, a known nutritious snack.
Al-Fitr Zakat (Donation)
The two Muslims should make Zakat al-Fitr, an altruistic blessing generally of a staple food item, before the finish of Ramadan and the special Eid al-Fitr supplication. Through Zakat al-Fitr, Muslims can distribute food products to those in need. It will allow the less fortunate ones to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with their friends and loved ones.
You can donate Zakat al-Fitr at any time during the month. But many people choose to do so on Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power), which occurs in the last ten days of Ramadan. The Night of Power is a unique event during which all prizes are compounded.
Eid al-Fitr (A Muslim Event)
Eid al-Fitr is an occasion that Muslims celebrate at the finish of Ramadan.
The significant holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which means “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” occurs after the month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr lasts up to three days. It does not begin until the moon is visible, although it is scheduled to start on Saturday, May 15th, or Sunday, May 16th, 2021. It’s a season for large feasts, giving presents to children, and enjoying time with family and friends. Confirm dates and any cultural events that are taking place near you by contacting the nearest mosque.