When Does Ramadan 2018 Start?

Ramadan month starts when the crescent moon becomes visible on 29th or 30th of Shaban. On 30th Shaban moon of Ramadan can be seen by naked eye or telescopes very easily, if weather remains clear. According to the sources and calculations it has estimated that the first day of Ramadan kareem 2018 will likely to be happen on 17th May in the most of world. While some countries, Including Japan and New Zealand are expected to observe 1st Ramadan 2018 on Friday, May 18th. Check below for exact details. Meanwhile, it is always recommended and better to keep an eye and wait for the announcement from Fiqh council / Hilal committee / mosque in your local.

Ramadan calendar 2018

Ramadan Calendar

Ramadan calendar start and end dates for years:

YearFirst Day of RamadanLast Day of RamadanHow long is Ramadan
2015Thursday, June 18Friday, July 1730 Days
2016Tuesday, June 7Wednesday, July 630 Days
2017Saturday, May 27Saturday, June 2429 Days
2018Thursday, May 17Thursday, June 1429 Days
2019Monday, May 6Tuesday, June 430 Days
2020Friday, April 24Saturday, May 2330 Days
2021Tuesday, April 13Wednesday, May 1230 Days
2022Sunday, April 3Monday, May 230 Days
2023Thursday, March 23Friday, April 2130 Days
2024Monday, March 11Tuesday, April 930 Days

Note: The dates shown in Ramadan calendar are general which are applicable for UK, USA, UAE, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Canada, Australia, etc. The Ramadan 2018 dates may vary country to country and depends on local sighting and / or calculation method of Ramazan crescent visibility. Download beautiful and accurate Ramadan timetable 2018 with all days suhoor and iftar schedule for each country and city by entering your email below or clicking on your country name.

When Is the First Day of Ramadan 2018 In USA

In USA, on evening of Wednesday, 16th May, a moon crescent will become visible and can be seen easily even by naked eye. So in Hijri 1439, the first day of Ramadan 2018 in USA will start from Thursday May 17th.

How Long is Ramadan 2018 USA

The Ramadan karim in USA is calculated to be 29 days long, as the crescent moon of Shawwal will become easily visible on June 24th, if weather conditions remain clear. So, Thursday, 14th June is the last of Ramadan 2018 in USA.

Ramadan in India

Has very few chances but it is expected that the people of India will observe Ramzan mubarak 2018 start on two dates, 16th and 17th May, respectively. States, cities and people of India who follow Hijri Committee of India for Islamic dates will observe Ramzan sharif first day on Wednesday, 16th May. As Hijri Comittee of India generally announce Islamic month start dates on behalf of crescent visibility anywhere in the world. While, the rest of Indian Muslims who uses local sighting of moon method for hijri dates will observe first Ramadan date on Thursday, 17th May, Insha'Allah.

When Does Ramadan 2018 End?

According to our astronomical math, it has been calculated that the last day of Ramadan is differ for different world continents. For example, the last day of Ramadan 2018 is 14th June for Hawaii and Polynesian Islands, North and South Americas, Africa, Middle East and some of European and Asian countries. While there are also greater chances that some of European, most of Asian, south-east Asian, and some communities of Australia will observe last day of Ramadan 2018 on June 15th. Check below for exact details on country basis. By the way, It is highly recommended to wait to ensure the end date of Ramadan 1439 and start of Shawwal 1439, officially as per your local governments.

About Ramadan

It is an obligation upon all Muslims to fast during the month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan is the month of forgiveness and mercy, and any deeds done in this month will be rewarded 10 times more. During this month, Muslims keep fasts for the sake of ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) from dawn to sunset. Muslims also pray, and remember ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) in a special way called "dhikr" (which means to remember ALLAH), and also does all acts of worship. In Ramadan, a Muslim should not only fast by giving up food, but also fast with his/her tongue, ears, eyes, meaning they should avoid ~ saying bad, hearing bad, and seeing bad.

It is also very beneficial to give sadaqa (charity) during the month of Ramadan to poor and needy. Not everyone has food to eat for their pre-dawn meal (Suhoor) or to break the fast (Iftar), so by giving out food or money you're helping your brothers and sisters in Islam to keep fast for ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) or feed them the meal to break their fast which is greatly rewarded by ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala).

The reward of feeding a fasting person is that you will get the same reward as the fasting person without any reduction from their rewards. SUBHANALLAH!

So my brothers and sisters, Fast and Feed others and, keep me in your dua, InshaALLAH.

Useful Tips for Ramadan 2018

* Praying Salah
* Making Dua
* Giving Charity
* Reciting Qur'an
* Dhikr - remembering ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala)
* Helping your Parents/Family or even a stranger with the hope of Allah's reward.
* Holding yourself back from committing a sin
Any Act That You Do For The Sake of ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) is I'badah!

* Brothers, go to the Masjid to pray your salah. Sisters, it is best to pray your salah / salat / namaz at home.
* Pray your sunnah and nawafil prayers
* Don't miss the Taraweeh prayers (which is also a sunnah)
* Get closer to ALLAH by praying in last 3rd of the night
* Try to achieve khushu (concentration) in prayers and dikhr
Fard - Fard = obligatory, pray your 5 daily fard salah
Sunnah - for our beloved prophet Muhammad (Sallahu alaihi wa sallam), "Anyone who prays their daily 12 rakah' sunnah after the fard salah, jannah is promised by ALLAH." (of course the 5 pillars must be completed)
Nawafil - Pray those extra prayers for yourself which will benefit you in the hereafter, in your grave and on yaumul qiyamah.

Tajweed - learn to recite Qur'an correctly
Tilawat - (recitation) read the entire Quran at least once in your life time
Tarjuma - (understanding) - Read the translation of the Qur'an and try to understand it's meaning.
Tafseer - go over tafseer
Tadabbur - take time out to ponder over the verses.
Tahfeez - memorize some surahs / ayaahs

Keep your tongue moist with the remembrance (dhikr) of ALLAH. Dikhr morning, evening, after adhan / salah, before sleeping.

* Dua is a form of worship
* Ramadan is one of the best time to make lots of dua as it is the month of forgiveness mercy, and freedom from helfire.
* Memorize duas from Quran and Sunnah
* Make dua for all Muslims
* Dua at: Iftar time, Tahajjud, while fasting

Dawah in Ramadan:
Dawah is a duty upon all Muslims.. so give dawah wherever you can.. you can start by giving dawah to your family
"An Iftar invitation to your relatives and Muslim friends and remind them about Islam.."
" If you have non-Muslim friends, invite them over for Iftar and introduce them to Islam.. teach them why we Muslims fast during Ramadan because many of them do not know."

"Perform 'Umra in the month of Ramadan, as it’s (reward) is equivalent to having performed Hajj with Me (Hazrat Mohammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam))!" Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.86 Narrated by Ibn Abbas. SubhanALLAH!

*Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) used to perform I'tikaf during the last 10 days of Ramadan"
* I'tikaf can only be done in the masjid with proper guidelines.

* Zakat purifies the wealth (2.5%)
* You're investing for your future.. even though zakat is one of the pillars of Islam but once you give that zakat, ALLAH (s.w.t) will give you much more than you can ever think of.
For each charity you give your will get soo much more from ALLAH (InshaALLAH).
Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 24, Number 513: Narrated by Asma.
'The Prophet said to me, "Do not withhold your money, (for if you did so) Allah would with-hold His blessings from you."'
*When giving out zakat, start with your poor relatives then  moving on to neighbors and then ones who are most in need (that could be any miskeen).. please google or contact your nearest mosque for the proper guidelines for Zakat.

* Proper eating )not over eating
* Sleeping )not excessive)

Bad Habbits:
* DO not watch or look at anything that might be sinful
* Chatting on phone; Avoid from useless talks
* Internet surfin; Unnecessary wasting time
* Gossip (Gheebat); Eating flesh of dead brother (in faith).
Wish you all a very Happy Ramadan Mubarak 2018

How To Take Care of Teeth in Ramadan Month

Ramadan Kareem! What Ramadan are long overdue! Every day is a precious day, but a lost såddan if not done reasons for it. Keep emotion and joy that Ramadan brings with it and carry it with you for the rest of the year. For Ramadan, the soul takes vacation. Hrmm ... But no teeth.

I want this to give you some advice on how to maintain your mouth and your teeth during the fast. Just because you do not eat during the day, it does not mean that you should not take care of your teeth. On the contrary, it is even more important!

Things you should consider before Ramadan (next time):
Make sure to go to the dentist regularly. Many receive invitations to their dentist during Ramadan for examination. You can go if you want and you can postpone this visit, but make sure to cancel in good time. There is nothing more annoying to call canceled a few hours before your booked visit or you fail and then specify the fast reasons; Think about the image you convey of Islam!

Dental hygienist and dental treatment carries a risk that you have to break the fast. Some choose to cook their teeth despite the fast and perhaps think they can spit out the water. Do not do it, it becomes very difficult for your dentist to do a good job. If you must cook your teeth or have a toothache, you should of course make sure to go!

So to the extent that worries many - breath. Remember that bad brushing teeth, inflammation, poorly maintained dentures and infections may be a few reasons that can cause bad breath during Lent! If you have periodontitis (= periodontal disease), you should regularly go to dental hygienist normally but it is even more important to be careful even during Ramadan. But you can actually get in early to hole to heal you after your teeth!

1. Own teeth
  • Brush thoroughly with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste after Sohoor (= breakfast you eat before fajr).

  • Clean between your teeth with floss and / or interdental brush. This step is very important! Many skipping floss usually get bad breath. Then brush again. Inflamed gums bleed during brushing. Therefore, you should continue brushing until the bleeding has stopped but be sure not to take in too hard so that you brush away the gums.

  • Brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper!

Enjoy Ramadan with Healthy Food

Ramadan is a wonderful gift from God. It is a unique month in which Allah gives us the opportunity to purify our heart and our body. The heart purifies us through sincere prayer and dua. The body is purified when we fast (abstain from food and drink) and when we do wudu (ablution).

When the fast is broken at sunset, we have Allah's permission to fill the body with food again. The Prophet (pbuh) has recommended that we break the fast with dates and water.

(1) We ask for prayer and we eat what Allah has bestowed upon us.

Food is and has always been an essential part of life. Many experts recommend that we should eat 5-6 times a day.

(2) We must eat to survive

God, however, has forbidden us to eat certain things: what he has forbidden you the meat of dead animals, blood and pork and the things that have been sacrificed to another god. (Acid 2: 173)

Because of the ban, many of us Muslims used to read the contents on food packets in order to avoid buying food with such gelatine. When reading the table of contents, you often see that the food contains relatively large amounts of additives, preservatives, flavor enhancers, etc. These are not forbidden for us to eat, but it ought to be pretty good to avoid these subjects when there are other options?

Tasty and healthy food is the best fuel your body can get. By reading the contents we find out what it is we eat. A healthy and prosperous body should perhaps be economical with Coca Cola and various E-numbers.

The Qur'an mentions, however, that we should show moderation in everything. One way to show moderation is to eat a moderate amount of food. The Prophet (pbuh) has advised us to fill the stomach third with food, one third with drink and leave a third empty to be able to breathe easier.

When To Start and Stop Fasting in Ramadan

When the full sun disappeared, then should the fasting person end his fast, and not care about the red lights that remain on the horizon, because the Prophet (SAS) said: "When the night comes from there and the day disappeared from there, and the sun lost, then should the fasting person to break his fast. " (Bukhari, Al-Fath, no. 1954; matter is also mentioned in Majmoo 'al-Fataawa, 25/216)

It is Sunnah to hasten to break his fast. The Prophet (SAS) did not pray Maghrib until he had broken his fast, even if it was only with a few sips of water. (Reported by al-Haakim, 1/432; al-Silsilat al-Saheehah, 2110) If fasting will not find anything to break the fast with, then he should have the intention of breaking his fast, he should not suck his finger, as a some do. He must be careful not to break the fast prematurely, because the Prophet (SAS) saw some people hanging from their hamstrings with blood flowing from the side of their mouth, and when he asked about them, they replied that it was they who broke their determination time. "(the hadeeth found in Saheeh Ibn Khuzaymah, no. 1986, and in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/420) If the person is certain, or almost certain, or is not sure he broke the fast at the right time , he should make up the day later, the bottom line is that the day is still day and has not stopped. (Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daaímah, 10/287) he should beware of small children words or unreliable sources, and he will also beware of the time differences between different cities and villages when he hears the adhan on the radio or the like.