Ramadan 2018 calendar
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month in which the Quran was revealed. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Ramazan. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.
According to Islam, the Quran was sent down to the lowest heaven during this month, thus being prepared for gradual revelation by Jibreel (Gabriel) to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Therefore, Muhammad told his followers that the gates of Heaven would be open for the entire month and the gates of Hell (Jahannum) would be closed. The first day of the next month, Shawwal is spent in celebration and is observed as the “Festival of Breaking Fast” or Eid-ul-Fitr. Today we will see Ramadan 2018 calendar.
Ramadan 2018 calendar Timing
months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 10 to 11 days shorter than the solar year and contains no interrelation, Ramadan migrates throughout the seasons. The Islamic day starts after sunset.
Ramadan in 2018 will start on Wednesday, the 16th of May(16/5/2018) and will continue for 30 days until Thursday, the 14th of June.
16 May – 14 June
Note that in the Muslim calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Tuesday, the 15th of May.
Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. i think now you know what is Ramadan 2018 calendar.
This difference means Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Ramadan may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.
What happens During Ramazan Eid ?
The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness.
Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, traveling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating. Muslims also engage in increased prayer and charity during Ramadan. Ramadan is also a month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline.
Events in Ramazan 2018 ?
- 1 Ramadan, birth of Sayyid Abdul-Qadir Gilani
- 2 Ramadan, the Tawrat was presented on Musa
- 10 Ramadan, death of Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid (first wife of Muhammad)
- 12 Ramadan, the Injil was presented on Isa.
- 15 Ramadan, birth of Hasan ibn Ali
- 17 Ramadan, death of Aisha Bint Abu Bakr (third wife of Muhammad)
- 17 Ramadan, the battle of Badr was won by the Muslims.
- 18 Ramadan, the Zabur was bestowed on Dawood
- 19 Ramadan, Ali Bin Abu Talib was struck on the head by a sword
- 20 Ramadan, the Conquest of Mecca by Muhammad
- 21 Ramadan, Ali bin Abu Talib died due to injuries he sustained by a sword
- 27 Ramadan, the Dominion of Pakistan was established on 14 August 1947
Ramazan Calendar of upcoming years :
|2018||May 16||June 14|
|2019||May 6||June 4|
|2020||April 24||May 23|
|2021||April 13||May 12|
|2022||April 3||May 2|
|2023||March 23||April 21|
|2024||March 11||April 9|
|2025||March 1||March 30|
|2026||February 18||March 19|
|2027||February 8||March 9|
|2028||January 28||February 26|
|2029||January 16||February 14|
|2030||January 6||February 4|
|2030||December 26||24 Jan (2031)|
|2031||December 15||13 Jan (2032)|
|2032||December 4||2 Jan (2033)|
The dates shown are for Ramadan in the UK. In many countries in the world, such as America,India,Arab Ramadan starts a day earlier because it depends on when the new moon is first sighted!
For a detailed calendar of Ramadan 2018 and important dates in the Islamic year of 2018 click on the link.