Ramadan 2023: All you need to know about Ramadan


Ramadan is an important time for Muslims across the world. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The exact date of Ramadan, which can only be determined a night or two before the holy month begins because the Hijri calendar is based on moon cycles. The committee relies on telescopes to find the crescent moon, then confirms it with the naked eye.

Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset every day of the month, which is typically 29 or 30 days, depending on the moon phase.


The first meal of the day suhoor ( pre-dawn breakfast) Suhoor should be a hearty meal to deliver energy throughout a day of fasting. It ends when the sun rises and fajr starts and Muslims stop eating and start fasting.

The 2nd meal of the day is Iftar (served at sunset) Iftar is the fast-breaking evening meal of Muslims in Ramadan at the time of adhan of the Maghrib prayer. This is their second meal of the day.

Ramadan is also a time when Muslims strengthen their faith through prayer and increased recitation of the Quran.


Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and is mandatory for all Muslims who are in good health. Those exempt include young children, anyone who is sick, pregnant, nursing or menstruating, and travellers.

During the final 10 days, when Laylat Al Qadr is believed to fall. That night is believed to be when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. It is traditionally celebrated on the 27th night of Ramadan, but its exact date is unknown. The rewards for acts of worship carried out on this night are said to be more than the rewards of 1,000 months of worship.

Eid al-Fitr, which is celebrated at the end of Ramadan