The holy month of Ramadan, which is celebrated with many rituals and festivities, continues these days. During this month, Muslims keep ‘Roza’ and refrain from eating and drinking.
The ritual of starting Roza (fasting) occurs with a pre-dawn meal called sehri (suhoor) and the fast is broken after sunset with a meal called iftar.
Since the sunrise and sunset times change daily, it is important to note the timings of Sehri and Iftar.
Here are the sehri and iftar times for the next two days.
April 7, 2022 Sehri: 4:43 a.m., Iftar: 6:43 p.m.
April 8, 2022 Sehri: 4:42 a.m., Iftar: 6:44 p.m.
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This year, the month of Ramazan began on April 2 and will end on the evening of May 2.
Throughout this Islamic month, Muslims will wish each other greetings ‘Ramadan Kareem’ and ‘Ramadan Mubarak’.
What is the meaning of Ramzan?
The word “Ramzan” is the Urdu spelling for the Islamic holy month and “Ramadan” is the Arabic spelling. In the literal sense, Ramadan means excessive heat.
It comes from the Arabic word – Ramda, which means “cooked in the sun”.
The word refers to the extremely dry climatic conditions of the southern Arabian Peninsula, known as the origin of Islam.
At the end of the month of Ramadan, Muslims give alms to the poor. This is known as ‘zakat al-fitr’ or fitra.
The amount of zakat is calculated based on an Arabic system of measuring dates and grains, known as saa’a. This process must be completed before Eid.