Ramadan 2022 Sehri and Iftar Timings and Eid Date

6 Apr, 2022 12:46 IST|Sakshi Post
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By Shyamala Tulasi

The holy month of Ramadan, which began on April 02 this year, is considered as the most sacred month in the religion of Islam. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which begins after the end of another auspicious month called Sha’ban. 

Why does the Ramadan date vary globally?

Since Muslims follow the Islamic lunar calendar, every month begins with the sighting of the crescent moon. Geographically speaking, the crescent moon is sighted a day earlier in the Middle East and other countries compared to South Asian countries. Therefore, one day delay is seen in the start of Ramadan and Eid days for India and its neighbourhood countries. 

Muslims begin their fast (called Roza in India or Sawm in Arabic) by eating Sehri (pre-dawn prayers) and end it with Iftar (breaking of the fast after sunset). During this time, the believers remain on empty stomachs and do not even touch the water. They break the fast called iftar after the sun goes down. The Muslims offer special prayers during the night (Taraweeh) and do charity and stay away from sinful activities during the holy month. After the end of fasting for a month, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr by offering congregational prayers on open grounds. 

Significance of fasting

According to Islam’s sacred text, the holy Qur’an fasting or Roza is mandatory for all adult men and women except for people who are ill, and have severe health issues, including pregnant women and women who are menstruating. The purpose of fasting in Ramadan is to make the believers gain spiritual strength, purify the soul and develop empathy toward other human beings. Muslims believe during the holy month of Ramadan, Allah revealed the first verses of the Holy Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammed through his archangel Gabriel. 

Ramzan or Ramadan?

Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion over the use of Ramadan spelling. In the sub-continent, people say Ramzan. The word Ramadan (رمضان)  is derived from the Arabic word 'ar-ramad', ( رَمَض) which means scorching heat. When God ordained all adult Muslims to observe fasting, it happened to be the Islamic month of Ramadan and hence the month of fasting is called Ramadan. 

RAMADAN MUBARAK 2022: DATE AND TIME

The dates of Ramadan vary each year based on the lunar calendar.

S.NO

Sehri

Iftar

Date

1

04:49 am

6:41 pm

April 03, 2022

2

04:47 am

6:42 pm

April 04, 2022

3

 04:46 am

6:42 pm

April 05, 2022

4

 04:45 am

6:43 pm

April 06, 2022

5

 04:43 am

6:43 pm

April 07, 2022

6

04:42 am

6:44 pm

April 08, 2022

7

04:41 am

6:45 pm

April 09, 2022

8

04:40 am

6:45 pm

April 20, 2022

9

04:38 am

6:45 pm

April 11, 2022

10

04:37 am

6:46 pm

April 12, 2022

11

04:36 am

6:47 pm

April 13, 2022

12

04:35 am

6:47 pm

April 14, 2022

13

04:33 am

6:48 pm

April 15, 2022

14

04:32 am

6:48 pm

April 16, 2022

15

04:31 am

6:49 pm

April 17, 2022

16

04:30 am

6:50 pm

April 18, 2022

17

04:28 am

6:50 pm

April 19, 2022

18

04:27 am

6:51 pm

April 20, 2022

19

04:26 am

6:51 pm

April 21, 2022

20

04:25 am

6:52 pm

April 22, 2022

21

04:24 am

6:53 pm

April 23, 2022

22

04:22 am

6:53 pm

April 24, 2022

23

04:21 am

6:54 pm

April 25, 2022

24

04:20 am

6:54 pm

April 26, 2022

25

04:19 am

6:55 pm

April 27, 2022

26

04:18 am

6:55 pm

April 28, 2022

27

04:17 am

6:56 pm

April 29, 2022

28

04:16 am

6:57 pm

April 30, 2022

29

04:15 am

6:57 pm

May 01, 2022

30

04:13 am

6:58 pm

May 02, 2022

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