Reported By:| Edited By: Prashant Tamta |Source: DNA Web Desk |Updated: Apr 26, 2022, 07:52 PM IST
Kashmiri Muslim eat Iftar in Srinagar, April 18. (Pic: EFE)
The holy month of Ramadan is currently ongoing and is being celebrated by Muslims across the world. Popularly known as Ramzan, the holy month is special as the Quran was unveiled during this special time.
Muslims seek the blessings of Allah and keep obligatory fasting which is known as ‘Roza’ during this month. Obligatory fasting is considered to be one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith.
People who observe fasting are allowed to eat only two meals in a day. The first meal of the day is eaten before sunrise. It is known as sehri or suhoor.
While the last meal of the day is eaten after the sunset and is supposed to end the fast. This meal is known as iftar.
As the timing of sunrise and sunset changes every day, the time of sehri and iftar is also different on every new day. Hence, it is important to keep a check on the Ramadan timings.
Here are the sehri and iftar timings for April 27 and 28
27 April 2022 Sehri: 04:19 AM, Iftar: 06:55 PM
28 April 2022 Sehri: 04:18 AM, Iftar: 06:55 PM
Let us tell you that the word ‘Ramzan’ is the Urdu spelling which is used to refer to the Islamic month of Ramadan, which is the Arabic spelling. The literal meaning of the word ‘Ramadan’ is excessive heat.
The word originates from the Arabic word – ‘Ramda’, which means ‘sun-baked’. It refers to the extremely dry climatic conditions of the Southern Arabian Peninsula, which is known as the origin of Islam.