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The countdown to Ramadan 2024 has begun, and Ras Al Khaimah is gearing up for this sacred month. Ramadan holds a special place in the hearts of Muslims worldwide, and in Ras Al Khaimah, the anticipation is palpable. This comprehensive guide will explore everything you need to know about Ramadan 2024 in Ras Al Khaimah, from the start date to the fasting hours and even the weather forecast.
Let’s delve into the details of this significant event.
When Does Ramadan 2024 Begin?
As Muslims eagerly await the arrival of Ramadan, the question on everyone’s mind is when it will officially commence. The Islamic calendar, known as the Hijri calendar, operates differently from the Gregorian calendar. It relies on the sighting of the crescent moon to determine the start of each month.
According to the Hijri calendar published on the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) website, Ramadan is expected to commence on:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
This date marks the beginning of a spiritual journey for Muslims in Ras Al Khaimah and worldwide. The sighting of the crescent moon holds immense significance as it heralds the start of a month filled with fasting, prayer, and reflection.
What to Expect in Terms of Weather?
The weather during Ramadan is crucial, as fasting hours can be physically challenging, especially in hot and humid conditions. Ras Al Khaimah is fortunate in this regard, as March brings cooler temperatures due to the onset of the spring season.
Expect the weather to be relatively cool and pleasant during the daytime, making fasting more manageable for the residents of Ras Al Khaimah. The cooler climate creates a serene atmosphere that complements the spiritual nature of Ramadan.
Fasting Hours in Ramadan 2024
One of the key aspects of Ramadan is fasting from dawn (Suhoor) to dusk (Iftar). Fasting hours can vary each year, and in 2024, residents of Ras Al Khaimah can anticipate shorter fasting hours compared to the previous year, 2023.
- First Day: On the first day of Ramadan 2024, Muslims in Ras Al Khaimah will abstain from food and drink for approximately 13 hours and 16 minutes.
- End of the Month: The fasting hours will gradually increase as the month progresses. By the end of Ramadan 2024, Muslims will be fasting for nearly 14 hours each day.
To put it in perspective, in 2023, fasting hours ranged between 13 hours and 33 minutes to 14 hours and 16 minutes. The shorter fasting hours in 2024 can be a relief for those observing Ramadan.
When Does Ramadan 2024 End?
As the month of Ramadan nears its conclusion, it’s essential to know when to anticipate the joyous occasion of Eid Al Fitr. According to the IACAD calendar, Ramadan 2024 is expected to last for 29 days, with the final day of fasting falling on:
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Eid Al Fitr is a day of celebration and thanksgiving, marking the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawwal. It’s a time for Muslims to come together with family and friends to break their fast and offer prayers.
Eid Al Fitr 2024: A Grand Celebration
Eid Al Fitr in 2024 promises to be an extended celebration for the residents of Ras Al Khaimah. The government has declared a public holiday from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, providing an ample opportunity for everyone to participate in the festivities.
Based on the calendar, the corresponding Gregorian calendar dates for Eid Al Fitr 2024 are:
Tuesday, April 9, 2024, to Friday, April 12, 2024
Considering the typical Saturday-Sunday weekend, this holiday offers a generous six-day break for residents to enjoy and commemorate this special occasion.
As Ras Al Khaimah prepares for Ramadan 2024, the excitement and anticipation in the air are undeniable. With shorter fasting hours, pleasant weather, and an extended Eid Al Fitr break, residents have much to look forward to.
This sacred month is a time of spiritual growth, self-reflection, and unity among Muslims in Ras Al Khaimah. It’s a time to strengthen one’s connection with Allah and show compassion to others.
As the crescent moon ushers in Ramadan 2024, may it bring peace, blessings, and a renewed sense of purpose to all those observing this special month in Ras Al Khaimah. Eid Mubarak!