Ramadan 2023 is just around the corner and everyone is set to welcome the Holy Month with zeal and zest. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims all around the world as a month of fasting, praying, kindness, and humanity.
Ramadan is the holiest and most sacred month of the Islamic Hijri (lunar) calendar and is among the five pillars of Islam. During this month, Muslims fast from Sehr time till The Iftar Time each day and during this time period, Muslims must refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and even husband-wife intimacy. So, If you are also fasting this Ramadan, and want to know when is the month starting this year, and the timings for Sehri and Iftari, then you have to the right place. In this article, we will share all the details related to Ramadan you need to know.
Ramadan Calander 2023 in Pakistan:
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|30||21 April 2023||04:19||20:13|
According to the lunar calendar, Ramadan 2023 will likely fall on Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Pakistan and the dates will be confirmed as we move closer to Ramadan.
Also keep in mind that the exact date of the holy month’s beginning in any Muslim country is determined by a moon-sighting committee which consists of religious scholars, astronomers, and other important authorities. The committee observes certain sightings related to the appearance and cycle of the new crescent moon which indicates if the Holy Month is starting or not.
Life in Pakistan during Ramadan:
The Muslims in Pakistan observe the holy month of Ramadan by keeping themselves restrained from committing any kind of sins and by practicing Islamic teachings throughout the day. Daily life in Pakistan, during the holy month, is not very different, however, the timing schedules for schools, colleges, and offices do get a little shorter and gets closed in the afternoon so that everyone can go to their homes early to pray, recite the holy Quran and make preparations for the Iftar.
During this month, almost every mosque is filled with people and in Esha time, the mosques arrange the Taraweeh congregational prayers and recitations of the Holy Quran so that people can immerse themselves in devotion. After the Esha prayers, when it gets dark, you will notice in almost every major city around the country that streets are more crowded than usual and it seems like no one sleeps during this month.
You can see the bazaars and streets filled with people, doing shopping and buying different kinds of desi foods, restaurants are also open till late at night.
Normally, you can find a variety of desi food in Pakistan, but during the Holy month of Ramadan, the list just gets a lot bigger. Every Pakistani is like a true foodie here, In Ramadan, when Iftar time comes closer, thousands of stalls, vendors and shops start preparing Iftar food. Even in homes, women begin to prepare the Iftar with many unique dishes and drinks for their family members who are fasting.
As a Sunnah, Pakistanis break their Ramadan fasts with juicy dates, homemade lemonades, and everyone’s favorite Jaam-e Sherein followed by a small snack. If you are having an Iftar, you must have something fried like Samosa or Pakora.
For the Sehri or pre-dawn meal, Pakistanis usually have eggs with Parathas or Channay, Halwa Puri. If you are thinking of something special, you can always try out some mouth-watering Nehari and Haleem.
Charity For The Needy People:
Pakistanis are also known as one of the most generous people around the globe, especially when it comes to participating in charities. No matter where you go, you will find people giving out food, drinks, clothes and money, iftar boxes to hundreds and thousands of needy people during the holy month.
This is what makes the holy month so special and beautiful, the month serves as a reminder to the privileged that there are people, who don’t have the money or resources to buy enough food and cloth for themselves and their families. Ramadan allows us to feel the hunger and pain of others and teaches us to provide food and fulfil the basic need of those who cannot afford.