Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims around the world. It is a time of worship and reflection. Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise till sunset. Avoiding food and water during the month of Ramadan is otherwise known as fasting.
When is Ramadan?
The Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle, whereas the Gregorian calendar follows the solar cycle. As a result, Ramadan arrives earlier than the year prior. The start date is an estimate until the moon sighting is confirmed. From there, Ramadan lasts 30-31 days. Ramadan ends, and Eid arrives when the moon is sighted once again.
When does Ramadan start?
Ramadan is expected to start on April 2, 2022.
When does Ramadan end?
Ramadan is approximated to end on the evening of May 2, 2022. May 3, 2022, marks the beginning of Eid al Fitr.
When is Eid al Fitr, and what is it?
Eid al-Fitr is the celebration of the completion of Ramadan and translates as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.”
Eid is expected to start on May 3, the morning after the last day of Ramadan, and lasts for three consecutive days. The day of Eid begins with the Eid Prayer (Salatul Eid). Before praying, Muslims must donate their Zakat-ul-Fitr.
What is Zakat Al Fitr?
Zakat Al-Fitr (fitrana) is an obligation on every adult Muslim who possesses food above their needs.
Every adult and head of the house who meets the threshold must pay their Zakat al Fitr before Eid al Fitr prayers so those needy families can receive your charity in time to celebrate and enjoy the day of Eid as well.
Zakat al Fitr is estimated to be $10 per person.
Who receives Zakat al Fitr?
The individuals that receive Zakat Al-Fitr and Zakat, in general, are the poor and needy.
HCI acts on your behalf and ensures that they have the support they need and food to enjoy on the blessed day of Eid.
Abdullah Ibn Umar said that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered the people to pay Zakat al Fitr before going to the Eid prayer. (Hadith, Bukhari)