Islamic Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2024 Bangladesh

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Islamic Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2024 in very important for Bangladeshi people. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. In Bangladesh, the Islamic Foundation publishes an official Ramadan calendar each year to guide Muslims on the important dates and religious observances during this holy month. Here is an in-depth look at the key details of the Islamic Foundation‘s Ramadan Calendar 2024 for Bangladesh:

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Islamic Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2024 Bangladesh

Overview of Ramadan

  • Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
  • Muslims fast from dawn to dusk each day of Ramadan as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
  • Fasting during Ramadan is called ‘sawm’ and is done to increase spiritual reflection, practice self-restraint and show gratitude to God.
  • Ramadan culminates with Eid al-Fitr, a three-day celebration marking the end of the fasting month.

Key Dates in Ramadan 2024

According to the Islamic Foundation’s Ramadan Calendar 2024, the key dates for Ramadan next year are:

  • First day of Ramadan: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • Laylat al-Qadr: Sunday, April 7, 2024
  • Eid al-Fitr: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Ramadan Calendar 2024 Bangladesh : Sehri and Iftar Time

Islamic Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2024
Islamic Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2024

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Here is a breakdown of what each of these significant dates represents:

First Day of Ramadan

  • The first day of Ramadan 2024 is expected to fall on Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • This marks the official start of the month of fasting when Muslims begin abstaining from food and drink from dawn to sunset.
  • The pre-dawn meal before the fast is called ‘suhoor’ while the meal after sunset that breaks the fast is ‘iftar.’

Laylat al-Qadr

  • Laylat al-Qadr, or the ‘Night of Power,’ is considered the holiest night of Ramadan.
  • It commemorates the night that the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad.
  • Laylat al-Qadr is believed to fall on one of the odd-numbered nights during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
  • On this night, Muslims spend the entire night in prayer and reading the Quran to glorify God’s blessings.

Eid al-Fitr

  • Eid al-Fitr is the celebratory festival marking the end of Ramadan.
  • The name means ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’ in Arabic.
  • Eid al-Fitr 2024 is expected to begin on the evening of Thursday, April 11, 2024.
  • The festival lasts up to three days, during which Muslims attend communal prayers, exchange gifts and hold feasts with family and friends.

Sehri Dua in English and Arabic

Islamic Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2024 Bangladesh
Islamic Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2024 Bangladesh

Ramadan Customs and Traditions

Ramadan is observed by Muslims around the world but some common customs and traditions during this month include:

Fasting

  • Fasting from dawn to dusk is fard (obligatory) for all healthy adult Muslims during Ramadan.
  • It involves abstaining from all food, drink, smoking and intimacy with spouses.
  • Although fasting is challenging, it allows Muslims to practice self-discipline, empathy and gratitude.

Iftars and Suhoors

  • Iftars are the evening meals with which Muslims break their fast. This is done immediately after sunset with dates and water followed by prayers.
  • Suhoor is the pre-dawn meal eaten before beginning the day’s fast. These meals are often communal and allow Muslims to gather and share.

Night Prayers

  • Many Muslims offer special night prayers called taraweeh during Ramadan after isha prayers.
  • The longest chapter of the Quran, Surat Al-Baqara, is often recited over the course of the month during these prayers.
  • Laylat Al Qadr is especially dedicated to night prayer and worship.

Charity

  • Ramadan is also the month when Muslims increase their charitable giving known as zakat.
  • Many mosques and communities also organize iftar meals for the poor and food hampers to enable them to take part in the month of fasting.

Community

  • Ifatars, taraweeh and charitable events during Ramadan all bring the Muslim community together.
  • Mosques and cultural centers also host special Ramadan programs, lectures and events. Children also participate in competitions related to Ramadan themes.

Iftar Dua in English and Arabic

Ramadan Restrictions

In addition to fasting during daylight hours, some other restrictions Muslims adhere to during Ramadan include:

  • Abstaining from sexual relations from dawn to dusk during fasting days
  • Refraining from gossip, arguments and bad habits such as smoking
  • Avoiding overindulgence in food after breaking the fast
  • Cutting back on activities like watching TV or listening to music so as not to detract from spiritual reflection

However, most experts agree that Ramadan is a balance between carrying out usual daily work and making time for worship and reflection. It is not meant to cause hardship or adversely impact health. Those who are ill, elderly, pregnant or traveling can be exempted from fasting.

Importance of the Islamic Foundation’s Ramadan Calendar

The Islamic Foundation’s annual Ramadan calendar serves the following key purposes for Muslims in Bangladesh:

  • Confirms the dates of Ramadan based on the sighting of the crescent moon according to the Hijri calendar
  • Unifies Ramadan observance dates nationwide based on a single national moon-sighting authority
  • Provides comprehensive schedule for other religious occasions during Ramadan such as Shab-e-Qadr, Jumatul Bidah and Eid-Ul-Fitr
  • Lists prayer timings including Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha for locations across the country
  • Highlights other important rituals like Iftar and Sehri timings
  • Contains additional information on zakat and other forms of Ramadan worship

The calendar enables Bangladeshi Muslims to follow the right methodology in performing rituals, prayers and fasts during the holy month. By providing accurate dates and prayer schedules, the Islamic Foundation eases the observance of Ramadan obligations for the Muslim community nationwide.

Ramadan 2024 Prayer and Iftar Timings for Major Bangladesh Cities

Here are the Ramadan prayer and iftar timings listed in the Islamic Foundation’s calendar for Dhaka and other major cities next year:

Dhaka

  • Fajr: 4:15am to 4:45am
  • Zuhr: 12:15pm to 12:45pm
  • Asr: 4:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Maghrib: 6:45pm
  • Isha: 8:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Iftar: 6:47pm

Chittagong

  • Fajr: 4:05am to 4:35am
  • Zuhr: 12:10pm to 12:40pm
  • Asr: 4:35pm to 5:05pm
  • Maghrib: 6:40pm
  • Isha: 7:50pm to 8:20pm
  • Iftar: 6:42pm

Khulna

  • Fajr: 4:20am to 4:50am
  • Zuhr: 12:20pm to 12:50pm
  • Asr: 4:45pm to 5:15pm
  • Maghrib: 6:50pm
  • Isha: 8:05pm to 8:35pm
  • Iftar: 6:52pm

Rajshahi

  • Fajr: 4:10am to 4:40am
  • Zuhr: 12:15pm to 12:45pm
  • Asr: 4:40pm to 5:10pm
  • Maghrib: 6:45pm
  • Isha: 7:55pm to 8:25pm
  • Iftar: 6:47pm

Sylhet

  • Fajr: 3:55am to 4:25am
  • Zuhr: 12:05pm to 12:35pm
  • Asr: 4:25pm to 4:55pm
  • Maghrib: 6:35pm
  • Isha: 7:45pm to 8:15pm
  • Iftar: 6:37pm

The timings allow Muslims in each city to perform their obligatory salah and break their fast at the proper time based on the position of the sun.

Key Ramadan Vocabulary in Bengali and Arabic

Here are some common Ramadan terms in the Bengali and Arabic languages:

English Bengali Arabic
Ramadan রমজান رمضان
Fast রোজা صوم
Dawn ভোর الفجر
Dusk সায়াহ্ন المغرب
Night prayer তারাবিহ تراويح
Break fast ইফতার إفطار
Pre-fast meal সেহরি سحور
Eid al-Fitr ঈদ عيد الفطر
Charity জাকাত زكاة
Quran কোরআন القرآن
Laylat al-Qadr শবে কদর لیلة القدر

FAQs on Islamic Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2024

Here are some common questions people ask regarding Ramadan and their answers:

Q: Why is Ramadan important to Muslims?

A: Ramadan is important because it commemorates the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad and allows Muslims to renew their faith through fasting, prayer, charity and community.

Q: Do you have to fast if you are traveling or ill during Ramadan?

A: Those traveling or who are ill are exempted from fasting during Ramadan but should try to make up the missed days later when possible. Children, the elderly and pregnant/nursing women are also exempted.

Q: Does fasting for Ramadan mean no eating or drinking at all?

A: Yes, from dawn to sunset, Muslims abstain from all food, liquid, smoking and sexual relations during Ramadan fasting. The pre-dawn and post-sunset meals are important during this month.

Q: What do Muslims do during Ramadan?

A: Common practices are fasting, night prayers, reading Quran, increasing charity, community iftars and suhoors, and observing spiritual reflection and worship. Many also visit Mecca for Umrah pilgrimage.

Q: Is Ramadan celebrated differently around the Muslim world?

A: Though customs vary by culture, the essence of Ramadan remains deeply spiritual worldwide. Community and family play a large role as does special food, events, decorations and traditions in different regions.

In summary, the Islamic Foundation’s 2024 Ramadan Calendar for Bangladesh provides the dates, prayer times and key information needed for Muslims to properly observe this important holy month. The explanations above illuminate the significance, customs and vocabulary that shape the traditions of Ramadan in Bangladesh and throughout the global Muslim community.

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