Monday, 20 March 2017

Ramadan 2017 UK Calendar with Accurate Times (London and Others)

The sacred month of Ramadan in 2017 is almost upon us, which always bring a great opportunity for Muslims to seek maximum blessings. Ramadan is the ninth lunar month and its first day starts with the appearance of the moon at the end of Sha'ban (eighth month of the Islamic calendar).

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.

ramadan 2017 uk calendar

When is the First and Last Day of Ramadan 2017 in UK

For 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

YearHijriFirst Day of RamadanLast Day of Ramadan
20151436Thursday, June 18Friday, July 17
20161437Tuesday, June 7Wednesday, July 6
20171438Saturday, May 27Sunday, June 25
20181439Thursday, May 17Thursday, June 14
20191440Monday, May 6Tuesday, June 4
20201441Friday, April 24Saturday, May 23
20211442Tuesday, April 13Wednesday, May 12
20221443Sunday, April 3Monday, May 2
20231444Thursday, March 23Friday, April 21
20241445Monday, March 11Tuesday, April 9

UK Ramadan Calendar 2017 with Fasting Times

Ramadan Date Day Suhoor
(London - Birmingham - Manchester)
Iftar
(London - Birmingham - Manchester)
1 May 27 Sat 2:29 AM - 2:34 AM - 2:33 AM9:03 PM - 9:15 PM - 9:22 PM
2 May 28 Sun 2:28 AM - 2:34 AM - 2:32 AM9:05 PM - 9:17 PM - 9:24 PM
3 May 29 Mon 2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:32 AM9:06 PM - 9:18 PM - 9:25 PM
4 May 30 Tue 2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:32 AM9:07 PM - 9:19 PM - 9:26 PM
5 May 31 Wed 2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:32 AM9:08 PM - 9:20 PM - 9:27 PM
6 June 1 Thu 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM9:09 PM - 9:21 PM - 9:29 PM
7 June 2 Fri 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM9:10 PM - 9:22 PM - 9:30 PM
8 June 3 Sat 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM9:11 PM - 9:24 PM - 9:31 PM
9 June 4 Sun 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM9:12 PM - 9:25 PM - 9:32 PM
10 June 5 Mon 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM9:13 PM - 9:26 PM - 9:33 PM
11 June 6 Tue 2:26 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM9:14 PM - 9:26 PM - 9:34 PM
12 June 7 Wed 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:15 PM - 9:27 PM - 9:35 PM
13 June 8 Thu 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:16 PM - 9:28 PM - 9:36 PM
14 June 9 Fri 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:17 PM - 9:29 PM - 9:37 PM
15 June 10 Sat 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:17 PM - 9:30 PM - 9:38 PM
16 June 11 Sun 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:18 PM - 9:30 PM - 9:38 PM
17 June 12 Mon 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:19 PM - 9:31 PM - 9:39 PM
18 June 13 Tue 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:19 PM - 9:32 PM - 9:40 PM
19 June 14 Wed 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:20 PM - 9:32 PM - 9:40 PM
20 June 15 Thu 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:20 PM - 9:33 PM - 9:41 PM
21 June 16 Fri 2:26 AM - 2:31 AM - 2:30 AM9:21 PM - 9:33 PM - 9:41 PM
22 June 17 Sat 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM9:21 PM - 9:34 PM - 9:42 PM
23 June 18 Sun 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM9:21 PM - 9:34 PM - 9:42 PM
24 June 19 Mon 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:30 AM9:22 PM - 9:34 PM - 9:42 PM
25 June 20 Tue 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM9:22 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM
26 June 21 Wed 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM9:22 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM
27 June 22 Thu 2:27 AM - 2:32 AM - 2:31 AM9:22 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM
28 June 23 Fri 2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:31 AM9:23 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM
29 June 24 Sat 2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:31 AM9:23 PM - 9:35 PM - 9:43 PM
30 June 25 Sun 2:28 AM - 2:33 AM - 2:32 AM9:23 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 Fasting

Allah’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.

Hannah Jones

Author & Editor

From Skopje, Macedonia, Also works as Software Quality Assurance.

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