When is Ramadan 2022 starting?
With the new year well and truly here, we're looking forward to that special holy month in the Islamic calendar — but when does Ramadan 2022 start?
Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month in the Hijri calendar and it begins when the new moon is sighted, which is why the following dates may change.
According to the Gregorian Calendar, Ramadan 2022 is likely to start on Saturday 2nd April 2022. That means Taraweeh could be the night before, on Friday 1st April.
Ramadan is expected to conclude on Sunday 1st May 2022, meaning Eid is scheduled to be on 2nd May 2022.
Those key dates during Ramadan again:
- Ramadan — 2 April 2022 to 1 May 2022*
- Last ten nights of Ramadan (includes Laylat al-Qadr) — 21 April to 30 April 2022*
- Eid al-Fitr — 2 May 2022*
*Dates are subject to the sighting of the moon.
Significance of Ramadan
Ramadan is a time for us to do more ibadat, give Sadaqah and seek forgiveness from Allah (SWT).
It's the month the Quran was revealed to the Prophet (PBUH).
A month where the gates of heaven are open and the gates of hell are locked.
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and is obligatory on all of us, aside from those exempt for health reasons.
“The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, guidance for the people and clear proof of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days.
”Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful."
Surah Baqarah, Ayah 185