Ramadan is just days away, and is a month when Muslims will fast for 30 days between sunrise and sunset.
Fasting allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith, and also teaches key life principles such as self-discipline.
The length between Suhoor and Iftar will increase with every day - this is because the sun continues to set later and later
When is Ramadan and what are the prayer times in Manchester?
When is Ramadan?
Ramadan falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the dates are determined by the cycle of the moon.
When the new moon first appears in the night sky, Ramadan begins, a full moon indicates the halfway point of Ramadan and when the moon passes over, that signals the end of Ramadan and the end of 30 days of fasting.
This year, Ramadan begins on Saturday, April and ends on Sunday, May 1.
When are the prayer times in Manchester?
- Saturday April 2 Fajr: 05:05 - Maghrib: 19:49
- Sunday April 3 Fajr: 05:02 - Maghrib: 19:51
- Monday April 4 Fajr: 05:00 - Maghrib: 19:53
- Tuesday April 5 Fajr: 04:58 - Maghrib: 19:55
- Wednesday April 6 Fajr: 04:55 - Maghrib: 19:57
- Thursday April 7 Fajr: 04:53 - Maghrib: 19:58
- Friday April 8 Fajr: 04:50 - Maghrib: 20:00
- Saturday April 9 Fajr: 04:48 - Maghrib: 20:02
- Sunday April 10 Fajr: 04:46 - Maghrib: 20:04
- Monday April 11 Fajr: 04:43 - Maghrib: 20:06
- Tuesday April 12 - Fajr: 04:41 - Maghrib: 20:08
- Wednesday April 13 Fajr: 04:39 - Maghrib: 20:09
- Thursday April 14 Fajr: 04:36 - Maghrib: 20:11
- Friday April 15 Fajr: 04:34 - Maghrib: 20:13
- Saturday April 16 Fajr: 04:32 - Maghrib: 20:15
- Sunday April 17 Fajr: 04:29 - Maghrib: 20:17
- Monday April 18 Fajr: 04:26 - Maghrib: 20:19
- Tuesday April 19 Fajr: 04:24 - Maghrib: 20:20
- Wednesday April 20 Fajr: 04:22 - Maghrib: 20:22
- Thursday April 21 Fajr: 04:18 - Maghrib: 20:24
- Friday April 22 Fajr: 04:16 - Maghrib: 20:26
- Saturday April 23 Fajr: 04:14 - Maghrib: 20:28
- Sunday April 24 Fajr: 04:11 - Maghrib: 20:30
- Monday April 25 Fajr: 04:09 - Maghrib: 20:31
- Tuesday April 26 Fajr: 04:06 - Maghrib: 20:33
- Wednesday April 27 Fajr: 04:03 - Maghrib: 20:35
- Thursday April 28 Fajr: 04:01 - Maghrib: 20:37
- Friday April 29 Fajr: 03:59 - Maghrib: 20:39
- Saturday April 30: Fajr: 03:56 - Maghrib: 20:40
- Sunday May 1 Fajr: 03:53 - Maghrib: 20:42
What time is Iftar and Suhoor?
During each day of Ramadan, Muslism eat a meal before they begin their fast for the day, which is named Sahoor, when the meal is over the days first prayer will take place, the Fajr which signals the day’s fasting period.
The fast is then broken with the Iftar meal, which is consumed after the Maghrib which is the fourth and penultimate prayer of the day.
What and when is Eid?
Eid is always celebrated the day after the end of Ramadan, so this year Eid begins on Monday, May 2.
Eid is centred around celebrating the end of the 30 days of fasting, and is usually celebrated by spending time with family, friends and people within the community.
Whilst everyone celebrates Eid differently, a big meal is usually seen as the main event.
After Eid, some Muslims then fast for another six days. This is due to a belief that a good deed in Islam is rewarded ten times. So another six days on top of the 30 days they have already fasted will culminate in a year of good fortune.