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RAMADAN ADVENT CALENDARS

 

When does Ramadan happen?

Ramadan happens on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Normally Ramadan happens during the months of near May and June, depending on a moon-sighting methodology.  Ramadan 2019 in United Kingdom will begin in the evening of Sunday the 5th May 2019 and will end of the evening of Tuesday the 4th June 2019. The holy month of Ramadan is one of the most eagerly awaited months in the Islamic calendar.

 

What is Iftar and Suhoor?

Fasting is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, and during this Islamic holy month Ramadan happens. As part of the month Ramadan, Muslims will fast every day from sunrise to sunset. Having a pre-dawn meal is known as Suhoor, and a fast-breaking meal eaten after sunset known as Iftar.

 

What are the Iftar traditions?

Traditionally, the fast is broken with a sweet treat like dates or something small before the daily evening prayer. Besides Muslims fasting, another of the pillars of Islam is the ritual prayer, which is performed five times a day. This is done throughout the year, and one of the daily prayers is done at sunset. So often, fasters will break the daily fast with dates or a small bit of food, pray the evening prayer, and then eat a full Iftar meal.

 

What else should you know about Iftar?

Muslims follow a halal diet all year-round, so the Iftar meal will never ever include pork, alcohol, or other forbidden foods.

 

Common greetings during Ramadan?

During Ramadan, common greetings that are said are “Ramadan Mubarak” or “Ramadan Kareem” which means “blessed Ramadan” or “happy Ramadan”. Feel free to use these greetings with your Muslim friends, and don’t be nervous if you get it wrong. They’ll still like that you tried! Ramadan always comes bearing with wonderful gifts and blessings that are there for the taking.