Ramadan 2022 timetable Birmingham: dates, prayer times, what time is Iftar and Suhur - and when is Eid?

Ramadan starts on Saturday and runs throughout April and into May

The holy month of Ramadan is almost here and Muslims around the world are preparing to begin 30 days of fasting.

The fasting times alternate each day as a result of the changing sunrise/ sunset, meaning that fasting days get longer the further into the month we get.

Here are the key dates and times for Ramadan 2022 in Birmingham.

When is Ramadan?

In 2022, Ramadan begins on Saturday, 2 April and ends at sunset on Monday, 1 May.

What are the Fajr and Maghrib prayer times in Birmingham?

The timings of prayers on each day of Ramadan vary depending on where you are.

This is because the times of sunrise and sunset differ depending on where you are in the UK.

The changing of sunrise/ sunset also means that in Birmingham the time of Fajr gets earlier each morning whilst the time of Maghrib gets later.

  • Saturday 2 April Fajr: 5.04am, Maghrib: 7.48pm
  • Sunday 3 April Fajr: 5.01am, Maghrib: 7.49pm
  • Monday 4 April Fajr: 4.59am, Maghrib: 7.51pm
  • Tuesday 5 April Fajr: 4.57am, Maghrib: 7.53pm
  • Wednesday 6 April Fajr: 4.54am, Maghrib: 7.55pm
  • Thursday 7 April Fajr: 4.52am, Maghrib: 7.56pm
  • Friday 8 April Fajr: 4.50am, Maghrib: 7.58pm
  • Saturday 9 April Fajr: 4.47am, Maghrib: 8pm
  • Sunday 10 April Fajr: 4.45am, Maghrib: 8.02pm
  • Monday 11 April Fajr: 4.43am, Maghrib: 8.03pm
  • Tuesday 12 April Fajr: 4.41am, Maghrib: 8.05pm
  • Wednesday 13 April Fajr: 4.38pm, Maghrib: 8.07am
  • Thursday 14 April Fajr: 4.36am, Maghrib: 8.09am
  • Friday 15 April Fajr: 4.34am, Maghrib: 8.10pm
  • Saturday 16 April Fajr: 4.32am, Maghrib: 8.12pm
  • Sunday 17 April Fajr: 4.29am, Maghrib: 8.14pm
  • Monday 18 April Fajr: 4.26am, Maghrib: 8.16pm
  • Tuesday 19 April Fajr: 4.24am, Maghrib: 8.17pm
  • Wednesday 20 April Fajr: 4.22am, Maghrib: 8.19pm
  • Thursday 21 April Fajr: 4.19am, Maghrib: 8.22pm
  • Friday 22 April Fajr: 4.17am, Maghrib: 8.23pm
  • Saturday 23 April Fajr: 4.14am, Maghrib: 8.24pm
  • Sunday 24 April Fajr: 4.11am, Maghrib: 8.26pm
  • Monday 25 April Fajr: 4.09am, Maghrib: 8.28pm
  • Tuesday 26 April Fajr: 4.07am, Maghrib: 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 27 April Fajr: 4.04am, Maghrib: 8.31pm
  • Thursday 28 April Fajr: 4.02am, Maghrib: 8.33pm
  • Friday 29 April Fajr: 4am, Maghrib: 8.35pm
  • Saturday 30 April Fajr: 3.57am, Maghrib: 8.37pm
  • Sunday 1 May Fajr: 3.54am, Maghrib: 8.38pm

When are the Suhur and Iftar?

Suhur is the meal which Muslims sit down to eat before sunrise each day before fasting during Ramadan.

The meal is eaten before sunrise, this is then followed by the Fajr prayer at sunrise which signals the start of the day’s fast.

Iftar is the meal eaten in the evening after the sun has set. It marks the end of the day’s fast and is accompanied with the Maghrib prayer.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. It is celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is the month that the Prophet Muhammad is said to have received the first revelations of the  Quran, the holy book of Islam.

During each day of Ramadan, Muslims don’t eat or drink between sunrise to sunset. Their daily fasts are broken by meals with family and friends.

At the end of Ramadan, the three day festival of Eid al-Fitr is celebrated.

When is Eid al-Fitr?

As Ramadan is due to end on 1 May, Eid al-Fitr will begin on Sunday, 2 May.

Eid al-Fitr is an Arabic phrase which translates to ‘feast of breaking the fast’ is a religious holiday which marks the end of Ramadan.

It marks the beginning of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.

A tradition for some Muslims is to meet up and take part in large events that include food and prayers.

Eid al-Fitr lasts for between one and three days. In the UK, it is primarily a one day event and is not a public holiday.

Some Muslims decide to fast for the six days after Eid al-Fitr. This comes from the Islamic belief that a good deed in Islam is rewarded ten times, therefore fasting for 30 days during Ramadan and six days during Shawwal creates a year’s worth of goodwill.