Ramadan in 2020 is from April 24th to May 23th.And this year Ramadan2021 will begin from April 13th,that is September 1st 1442AH.It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar,regarded by Muslims as a month of fasting and prayer.The last day of Ramadan is Eid al-Fitr.
Ramadan has gradually evolved into one of the three major Islamic religious festivals.It is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam,and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.
The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.[Quran 2:185]
Sharia stipulates that all Muslims, except the sick, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants, and those who are on the journey before sunrise, should fast for the entire month. Fasting from dawn to sunset, abstaining from eating, drinking, sexual intercourse, tobacco products, evil things and bestial words.You ought to keep daliy prayer and recitation of the Quran as well.What's more,certain kinds of food are especially popular during Ramadan,such as dates.
Suhoor is a meal that Muslims eat in the morning before fasting in Ramadan. This meal was eaten before prayer.It is matched to iftar as the evening meal replacing the traditional three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), although in some places, dinner is also consumed later in the evening after iftar.
Common greetings during Ramadan include Ramadan mubarak and Ramadan kareem.