With 2.7 million Muslim, majority residing in London, England, Islam is third largest religion in United Kingdom. The fasting duration in UK is used to be longer in comparison to most parts of the world. As you can see in Ramadan 2017 calendar that, the fasting duration on the first day of Ramadan in London, UK will be 18 hours and 34 minutes. And the longest fast will be observe on 21st of Ramadan which is 18 hours and 55 minutes long. It will start at 2:26 am and will end at 9:21 pm as per prayer times calculated using Muslim World League method.
When is the First and Last Day of Ramadan 2017 in UKFor Hijri dates, Muslims of UK are divided into two communities, the one who follows Saudi Arabia and, the other group of people follow Ramadan dates announced by the Coordination of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London. On the evening of 26th May 2017, Ramadan moon can be seen easily by use of optical aid or even by naked eye in Saudi Arabia. But in UK, it is impossible to see Ramadan crescent on 26th May evening by naked eye but possible by telescope if weather remains clear. So, the first day of Ramadan 2017 in UK will begin from 27th May, Saturday but, not necessarily across the Kingdom.
Similarly, Ramadan 2017 can be 29 or 30 days long. As the last day of fasting month in UK will be on 25th June, Sunday, for the people that follow dates announced by local sighting. But for communities who follow KSA is yet to be confirmed, as it can end on Saturday, 24th June.
Dates of Ramadan in UK Timetable
|Year||Hijri||First Day of Ramadan||Last Day of Ramadan|
|2015||1436||Thursday, June 18||Friday, July 17|
|2016||1437||Tuesday, June 7||Wednesday, July 6|
|2017||1438||Saturday, May 27||Sunday, June 25|
|2018||1439||Thursday, May 17||Thursday, June 14|
|2019||1440||Monday, May 6||Tuesday, June 4|
|2020||1441||Friday, April 24||Saturday, May 23|
|2021||1442||Tuesday, April 13||Wednesday, May 12|
|2022||1443||Sunday, April 3||Monday, May 2|
|2023||1444||Thursday, March 23||Friday, April 21|
|2024||1445||Monday, March 11||Tuesday, April 9|
UK Ramadan Calendar 2017 with Fasting Times
(London - Birmingham - Manchester)
(London - Birmingham - Manchester)
|1||May 27||Sat||2:29 AM - 2:34 AM - 2:33 AM||9:03 PM - 9:15 PM - 9:22 PM|
|2||May 28||Sun||2:28 AM - 2:34 AM - 2:32 AM||9:05 PM - 9:17 PM - 9:24 PM|
|3||May 29||Mon||2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:32 AM||9:06 PM - 9:18 PM - 9:25 PM|
|4||May 30||Tue||2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:32 AM||9:07 PM - 9:19 PM - 9:26 PM|
|5||May 31||Wed||2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:32 AM||9:08 PM - 9:20 PM - 9:27 PM|
|6||June 1||Thu||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM||9:09 PM - 9:21 PM - 9:29 PM|
|7||June 2||Fri||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM||9:10 PM - 9:22 PM - 9:30 PM|
|8||June 3||Sat||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM||9:11 PM - 9:24 PM - 9:31 PM|
|9||June 4||Sun||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM||9:12 PM - 9:25 PM - 9:32 PM|
|10||June 5||Mon||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM||9:13 PM - 9:26 PM - 9:33 PM|
|11||June 6||Tue||2:26 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM||9:14 PM - 9:26 PM - 9:34 PM|
|12||June 7||Wed||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:15 PM - 9:27 PM - 9:35 PM|
|13||June 8||Thu||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:16 PM - 9:28 PM - 9:36 PM|
|14||June 9||Fri||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:17 PM - 9:29 PM - 9:37 PM|
|15||June 10||Sat||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:17 PM - 9:30 PM - 9:38 PM|
|16||June 11||Sun||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:18 PM - 9:30 PM - 9:38 PM|
|17||June 12||Mon||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:19 PM - 9:31 PM - 9:39 PM|
|18||June 13||Tue||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:19 PM - 9:32 PM - 9:40 PM|
|19||June 14||Wed||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:20 PM - 9:32 PM - 9:40 PM|
|20||June 15||Thu||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:20 PM - 9:33 PM - 9:41 PM|
|21||June 16||Fri||2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM||9:21 PM - 9:33 PM - 9:41 PM|
|22||June 17||Sat||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM||9:21 PM - 9:34 PM - 9:42 PM|
|23||June 18||Sun||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM||9:21 PM - 9:34 PM - 9:42 PM|
|24||June 19||Mon||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM||9:22 PM - 9:34 PM - 9:42 PM|
|25||June 20||Tue||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM||9:22 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM|
|26||June 21||Wed||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM||9:22 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM|
|27||June 22||Thu||2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM||9:22 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM|
|28||June 23||Fri||2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:31 AM||9:23 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM|
|29||June 24||Sat||2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:31 AM||9:23 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM|
|30||June 25||Sun||2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:32 AM||9:23 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM|
You may also download Ramadan month fasting schedule for more cities by clicking on there names; London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Leicester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, and Edinburgh.
Wisdom Of FastingAllah’s wisdom for the month of Ramadan can be sought and scrutinised if we Muslim reflect upon the teachings and principles of Ramadan. Allah has designed the rulings of Ramadan in a perfect manner that is adequate for the Muslims to resurrect their spiritual morals. In Quran Allah has mentioned the virtues and reasons of Ramadan at several places and quoting one example of Surah Baqarah in which Allah has enjoined Muslim towards fasting in the following manner:
"O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)."
By these following verses, it is crystal clear that Allah wants the piety of the believer rather than his hunger or thirst. Fasting ultimately helps the Muslims to avoid the forbidden and it helps to fulfil the commands of Islam altogether throughout the rest of the other months. Fasting is a tool that automatically makes us thankful for all the pleasures and luxuries we enjoy without showing any gratitude to the giver (Allah). It is incumbent upon us to realise that when all the great pleasure of our life are kept away from us like eating, drinking etc we come to value those things even more while abstaining from them. This act triggers us to be grateful to Allah. It must be noted that these things inculcate in us without our conscious mind getting to know it. Such is the mercy of Allah.
Moreover, fasting is the great way to shun all illegal desires that might pop up in the head of young Generation. Prophet Muhammad (s) had said that:
"O young men! Whoever among you can afford to get married, let him do so, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze and protecting one's chastity. Whoever cannot do that, let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.”
Hence fasting is a cure to the disease of illegal desires, this is because in comparison to the hunger and thirst the intensity of those desires subsides and they lessen as the Muslim continues to fast.