Ramadan timetable 2019 – prayer, fasting, Itfar and Suhur meal times for the UK

A BRITISH mosque put together an informative schedule to help those observing Ramadan remember a very specific set of prayer times.

Muslims must fast in the day during Ramadan and so it is important they observe closely the hours of sunset and sunrise.

What is the Ramadan timetable for 2019?

Islamic Relief has formed a timetable with all the significant times Muslims in London must remember from the beginning of Ramadan – due to start on Sunday, May 5.

The schedule, provided by the East London Mosque, shows the prayer times for each day of Ramadan, which ends on Tuesday on June 4.

It highlights the time of sunrise, which is as early as 4.44am in the latter stages of the holy month.

Prayer times for other UK cities vary slightly as the prayer times themselves are dictated by the position of the sun.

How often do Muslims pray during Ramadan?

Muslims are encouraged to pray five times a day during the holy month in what is called salat.

These prayers remind Muslims of God and the many opportunities to seek guidance and forgiveness.

They also serve as a reminder of the connection that Muslims all over the world share through their faith and shared rituals.

The Fajr prayer is performed before sunrise. Dhuhr is observed shortly after noon to again remember God and seek his guidance.
In the late afternoon, Muslims observe the Asr prayer and then observe the Maghrib prayer just after the sun goes down. The Isha prayer is said just before bed.

What are the Suhur and Iftar meals?

Muslims must fast between sunrise and sunset every day in Ramadan.

However, they enjoy one meal "pre-dawn" and one after sunset each day.

The Suhur is consumed in the morning, as early as 2.30am, in the latter stages of the holy month.

Breads, potatoes, eggs and rice are typically enjoyed as part of the Suhur, in addition to dairy products and fresh vegetables.

The Iftar is a blessing, often enjoyed as a community, after sunset. This can be as late as 9.40pm in the latter part of the holy month.

Fruits and vegetables are usually big parts of the Iftar, as are many delicacies unique to the Islam religion.

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