The holy month of Ramadan is a significant time for Muslims all around the world, with millions of believers fasting from dawn to dusk, strengthening their faith, and devoting themselves to acts of worship and charity. In Bangladesh, the Islamic Foundation releases the official Sehri & Iftar Somoy Suchi (Ramadan timetable) every year, which helps Muslims observe fasting and plan their daily activities during this holy month. In this article, we will provide you with the Ramadan Calendar 2023, discussing the importance of this sacred month, the rules and regulations, and the practices followed by Muslims during Ramadan.
Ramadan Calendar 2023
The holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on the 24th of March 2023 and end on the 22nd of April 2023, with Eid al-Fitr being celebrated on the 23rd of April 2023 (depending on the sighting of the moon). The Sehri & Iftar timings for all districts in Bangladesh will be available on the Islamic Foundation’s official website as well as provided in this article. Save or download the Ramadan Calendar 2023 to help you plan your activities during this holy month.
The Significance of Ramadan
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, holds great importance for Muslims as it was during this month that the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, making it an obligatory practice for adult Muslims. The holy month offers numerous spiritual, physical, and mental benefits, such as:
Spiritual growth and self-discipline: Fasting helps Muslims to develop self-control, patience, and empathy for the less fortunate, thus bringing them closer to Allah.
Social cohesion and unity: During Ramadan, people from all walks of life come together to break their fast and pray, fostering a strong sense of community and solidarity among Muslims.
Physical and mental well-being: Fasting allows the body to detoxify and promotes mental clarity and mindfulness.
Acts of worship and charity: Muslims increase their engagement in prayers, recitation of the Quran, and charitable activities during Ramadan, earning them great rewards from Allah.
Rules and Regulations of Fasting
Fasting during Ramadan involves abstaining from food, drink, and other physical needs from dawn (Sehri) to esha/night (Itmam). However, there are some exemptions and guidelines that need to be followed:
Exemptions: Children, the elderly, pregnant or nursing women, menstruating women, travelers, and those with medical conditions are exempt from fasting. However, they may be required to feed the poor or fast later when they are able to.
Intention (Niyyah): Muslims should make a conscious intention to fast each day of Ramadan.
Full-fill the fast (Itmam): The fast should be filled till night (2:183-187).
Zakat and Sadaqah: Ramadan is an ideal time for Muslims to fulfill their obligation of giving Zakat (mandatory alms) and to engage in voluntary acts of charity (Sadaqah).
Ramadan Calendar 2023: Sehri & Iftar Time
Below, you can find the Sehri and Iftar timings for all districts in Bangladesh during Ramadan 2023. Save or download the calendar to keep track of the timings and ensure you adhere to the fasting schedule.
Ramadan (রমজান / রোজা) Time For Sehri & Iftar
এখানে দুই ধরনের বিশ্বাসের ওপর ভিত্তি করে রমজান মাসের রোজা পালনের সময়সূচী দেওয়া হয়েছে। আপনি যেটা চান সেটা নিয়ে নেন।
১. শুধুমাত্র কুরআনের বিধান অনুযায়ী রমজান যা রাত পর্যন্ত ছিয়াম পূর্ণ করার নির্দেশ দেয়। কুরআনের আয়াত দ্বারা প্রমাণ সহ যা প্রথমে দেওয়া আছে।
২. প্রচলিত হাদিসের নিয়ম অনুযায়ী যারা নিজ চোঁখে চাঁদ দেখে রোজা করে এবং যারা সন্ধায় ইফতার করে। যা নিচে দেওয়া আছে।
Cardiol Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2023
যারা পবীত্র কুরআনের সূরা বাকারার ১৮৩ থেকে ১৮৭ পর্যন্ত আয়াতের ওপর ভিত্তি করে ছিয়াম / রোজা পালন করেন তাদের জন্য এটি যা চন্দ্র ক্যালেন্ডার অনুযায়ী ২২ তারিখ থেকে শুরু। যারা ছিয়াম রাত পর্যন্ত পূর্ণ করে তাদের জন্য ইতমামের সময়।
Islamic Cardiol Foundation Ramadan Calendar 2023
যারা চাঁদ দেখার ওপর ভিত্তি করে রোজা পালন করেন তাদের জন্য এটি যা ২৪ তারিখ থেকে শুরু।
Please note that the timings mentioned above are approximate and may vary slightly depending on your location within the district. It is advisable to confirm the timings with your local mosque or the Islamic Foundation’s official website.
Tips for a Healthy and Rewarding Ramadan
To make the most of the holy month of Ramadan, follow these simple tips:
Plan your meals: Ensure you consume a balanced and nutritious diet during Sehri and Iftar. Include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins to maintain your energy levels throughout the day.
Hydrate: Drink plenty of water between Iftar and Sehri to stay hydrated during the fasting hours.
Sleep well: Prioritize rest and maintain a consistent sleep schedule to prevent fatigue and burnout.
Manage your time: Allocate time for worship, Quran recitation, and family gatherings, while also fulfilling your daily responsibilities.
Stay active: Engage in light to moderate exercise, such as walking or yoga, to maintain your physical well-being during Ramadan.
Give back: Participate in charitable activities, provide Iftar meals for the needy, or volunteer at local mosques to contribute to your community.
The holy month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-discipline, and increased devotion to Allah. By adhering to the Sehri & Iftar timings, engaging in acts of worship, and practicing kindness and charity, Muslims in Bangladesh and around the world can reap the countless blessings and rewards that Ramadan has to offer. Download or save the Ramadan Calendar 2023 for all districts in Bangladesh to help you stay organized and make the most of this sacred month.
Remember to share this article with your friends, family, and loved ones to help them prepare for Ramadan 2023 as well. May this Ramadan be a time of growth, peace, and joy for you and your loved ones. Ramadan Mubarak!