Ramadan 2020 will begin on April 23rd and conclude on May 23rd. Thus, the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitr will take place from May 23rd to May 24.
In Arabic, Ramadan means immensely dryness and unbearable heat. Ramadan is also known as Ramzan. It is a holy month of the Muslim community. It begins and ends with the observance of the New Moon. Across the globe, Muslims celebrate this holy month in form of observing a strict fast from dawn to dusk. According to the Islamic calendar, Ramadan falls in the 9th month. However, as per the gregorian calendar, the festival corresponds to the month of April or May. In Islamic beliefs, whosoever performs the ritual of Ramadan with faithful intention is forgiven by God for their past sins.
This year, if the Moon appears on Friday, the dawn of Saturday will mark the beginning of Ramzan 2020. However, due to nationwide lockdown to stop Coronavirus outbreak, for the first time, people will offer prayers of Ramadan from home. Upon this, Ulema has appealed for this. According to the request, people must stay at home and offer their prayer.
The month begins with the observance of the Moon. On April 23rd, Thursday, people in South Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka and Kappad in Kozhikode district of Kerala saw the moon of Ramadan. Therefore, in these regions, Ramadan month has already started from Friday i.e. from today April 24th. However, in the rest of the country, the month of Ramadan is may start from Saturday.
In the month of Mukdas Ramadan, the intolerable heat and sultriness will test the patience. People who observe Roza will have to bear heatwave. In addition to this, the first Roza will be 15 hours and 9 minutes long. It will begin at 4:15 am and end at 6:54 pm on 25th April. Whereas, the last Roza will be 15 hours and 1 minute long.
Timing of First Roza of Ramadan
Thee first Roja Sahri- April 25th Saturday
Sunni- 4:15 pm
Shia- 4: 10 pm
First Rosa Iftar- April 25th Saturday
Sunni- 6:54 pm
Shia- 6:49 pm
Second Rosa Sahri- April 26th Sunday)
Sunni- 4:14 pm
Shia- 4: 09 pm
Due to pandemic, there are several things that will be prohibited during Ramzan 2020.
As Masjids will not open, there shall be several online arrangements for Ramadan Prayers.
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