Melbourne Ramadan calendar 2018 allows the people of Melbourne to observe their fast according to the Islamic timings which are specified in the Melbourne Ramadan calendar 2018 below!
Before knowing the calendar with the timing of Suhur and Iftar and other essentials of this holy month. We must know what actually Ramadan means and other basic information about this holy month.
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious)".
We all know that The Holy Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar when Muslims are required to fast during this month by refraining themselves from eating, drinking and marital relations from dawn until sunset. On the other hand, Muslims are also encouraged to increase in their worship in general and also the recitation of the Holy Quran.
What can be Melbourne Ramadan Calendar in 2018?
Prediction is that the Ramadan in 2018 will start on Friday, the Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 and will continue for 30 days until Friday, 15 June, 2018. It is to be noted that according to the Islamic dates of Melbourne Ramadan calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day so the Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Wednesday, the 16 May, 2018.
Even though Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar but the date on the Gregorian calendar varies every year. in view of the fact that the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This variation means Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year and the date of Ramadan may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.
Dua for Suhur and Iftar
Melbourne Ramadan calendar 2018 also contains the following Dua that are recited at the beginning and end of the fast to indicate and establish the intention of the fast.
Iftar is the term used for breaking the fast.
Translation: "O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with Your sustenance".
Allahumma Inni laka sumtu wa bika amantu [wa alayka tawakkalto] wa ‘ala rizqika aftartu.
Dua for Suhur
Suhur is when beginning the fast.
Translation: "I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan".
Wa bi-sawmi ghadin nawaytu min shahri ramadan
The Tarawih Salah
Particularly, for the month of Ramadan, Allah has added an extra Salah to be offered on the nights of this month. This is called Salah of Tarawih. The witr of Salah is allowed to be offered collectively only during Ramadan. Our Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ( صلى الله عليه و سلم) regarded the Tarawih Salah as a mean of the forgiveness of sins.
Though there are diverse reports in different traditions regarding the exact night but it is very common that the blessed night occurs in one of the last ten nights of Ramadan and possibly in one of the last ten odd nights i.e. 2lst, 23rd, 25th 27th or 29th night of Ramadan.
Consequently, The Muslim all over the world follows the time and calendar of their respective areas so people of Melbourne can follow the given Melbourne Ramadan calendar for 2018.
Melbourne Ramadan Calendar 2018
Note: For safety add 5 minutes after start time & subtract 5 minutes from ending time for Sehri (Suhoor) & all Prayer Times; add only 2 minutes after start time for Maghrib & Iftar.