Ramadan is an auspicious month for generosity and giving. The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which the Holy Quran was revealed as guidance for all mankind for the first time to, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). During this month Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and abstain from eating, drinking or any material activities. The beginning of a fast is initiated with a dua (prayer) of niyah (intention). Eating date fruits is a popular way to break the fast. Ramadan concludes with Eid ul-Fitr, a celebration which follows the period of fasting. Ramadan involves refraining from sinful acts such as cursing, lying, bad intentions and sexual relations; amongst many other things. Fasting in Ramadan starts every morning at Imsak (around 4.20am) before sunrise and ends at Maghrib (around 5.45pm) with buka puasa, the fast-breaking after sunset
*Ramadan 2018 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, 15 May and ends in the evening of Thursday, 14 June. Dates may vary.
The whole of the month of Sha'ban is meritorious and is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, Shab-e-Barat means the night of salvation or the night of freedom from the Fire of Hell. It is reported in authentic hadith that Prophet Muhammad (saws), used to fast most of the month in Sha`ban. Another significant feature of the month of Sha`ban is that it consists of a night which is termed as “Laylatul-bara`ah” (The night of freedom from Fire).
* Mid-Sha'ban 2018 will begin in the evening of Monday, 30th April 2018 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 1st May. Dates may vary