Ramadan 2021

When is Ramadan 2022?

Here are the estimated dates for Ramadan 2022, according to astronomical predictions (a small delay may occur):

Ramadan 2022 (1443): April 02-May 01, 2022

When is the start date for Ramadan 2022?

Ramadan is the name for the ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is a month of fasting in the Muslim tradition and like every month in this lunar calendar, it begins exactly when the first crescent of the new moon is visible in the sky. According to the Quran, on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim standing there must perform a great ablution – that is, purification with pure water – and formulate his intention to fast every day of the holy month. In other words, abstain from food, drink, sexual intercourse and smoking from sunrise to sunset.

When is Bayram 2022? End of Ramadan 2022

The last day of the fasting month will be around May 01, 2021 InshAllah. The final date will be known on the night of doubt.

Ramadan 2022 and the Coronavirus

In 2020, Saudi Arabia decided to suspend the issuance of visas for the Umrah and access to the Mosque of the Prophet ﷺ in Medina from February 27. It then closed its borders and suspended the Umrah, a minor pilgrimage, indefinitely. For 2022, it is too early to know what will happen, especially for Umrah during Ramadan.

Saudi Arabia only allows Corona vaccinated and recovered people to participate in the Umra pilgrimage. This applies only to Muslims in Saudi Arabia. Muslims from abroad are still not allowed to enter the country. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimages announced Monday in Riyadh that from the beginning of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, it will only issue permits to “immunized people” to participate in the Umrah and prayers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina. 

Saudi Arabia banned all travel to Mecca and Medina last March, 2021 because of the Corona pandemic. The authorities also stopped issuing visas for the Umrah at that time. In October, the Umrah was gradually resumed, but the number of pilgrims remained severely limited.

Umrah during Ramadan 2022

Traditionally, the month of Ramadan is popular for Muslims to perform an Umrah (or “small pilgrimage”) for all or part of the month. Although the Umrah season resumed in the fall of 2020, pilgrims are performing it under drastic conditions related to the Covid 19 coronavirus pandemic.

On the other hand, Umrah can be performed on almost any day of the year. For those who are prevented from performing Hajj in any way, the Umrah is a good opportunity. The Umrah pilgrims can visit the blessed places, the Baytullâh and the garden of our Prophet, the Rawza. In this sense, we should consider the vacations as an opportunity and make the intention to visit the blessed places with our family if possible. Perhaps in the future, Allah will grant us the opportunity to visit His House during the Hajj season as well.

The Umrah allows us to reorganize our lives in addition to visiting the blessed sites. The Umrah opens up the possibility for us to perform the Tawâf around the Kaaba and visit our Prophet at a cheaper price compared to the Hajj. Especially when performed during Ramadan, the Umrah is as meritorious for us as the Hajj. I would like to also add the following message from a hadith of our Prophet: “The umrah is an expiation for all sins committed until the next umrah. The reward of an accepted hajj, on the other hand, is Paradise alone.”[5]

What are the rules of Ramadan?

The prohibitions during the month of Ramadan are quite strict. Deliberate eating, drinking, smoking or having sex during the day “devalues” the fast. However, since forgetting cannot be punished, accidentally eating or drinking does not invalidate the fast. Intentionally having sex during Ramadan is considered a “great sin.” It is perfectly permissible to swallow your own saliva and, of course, to brush your teeth. The only thing really forbidden is to swallow anything other than your own saliva. Also forbidden is obscene language, insults, false statements, and even “unkind” behavior. A healthy diet and good hydration are also preferable when breaking the fast.

Verses in the quran on Ramadan

  • „Oh, you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness” [Quran,2:183]
  • “The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [th`e 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.” (Quran: 21:85)
  • “Allah has made Laylat al-Qadr in this month, which is better than a thousand months, as Allaah says…The Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Rooh [Jibreel (Gabriel)] by Allaah’s Permission with all Decrees, there is peace until the appearance of dawn.” — Al-Qadar 97:1-5
  • “The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting person reward.” [Ahmad, at-Tirmidhee, Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibbaan, Saheeh].”

 

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