- Ramadan 2016 begins June 6 (Mon): see more details for calculations including end date
- Sighting of Moon Not required to Begin Fasting
- Introduction to Fasting / Ramadan
- Full details of Fasting from Quran: Chapter 2:183-187
: Reflections on Fasting
- Religious Duties: A Gift From God: Fasting
- Spiritual Benefits of Fasting: Ramadan, A
Gift of Rememberance
- Misunderstandings and
Violations in Ramadan
- The Night of Destiny
- Medical Benefits of Ramadan
The Month the Quran was Revealed
Fasting to Enrich our souls
is the Month of Ramadan
- Fasting: A Blessing in Disguise
- My First Ramadan: A Submitter's reflections
- Calculator for Fasts begin (dawn) and end (sunset) along with and prayer schedules
- Ramadan: A Month to Reflect
- The Night of Destiny: The Most Illuminating Night
- Ramadan: A Great Blessing
- Count your blessings and be Thankful to God: Reflections and Information on Ramadan & Fasting
- Ramadan: Food for Thought
- Ramadan The Month of Thanksgiving
- The Month of Ramadan
- Ramadan: A Gift of Remembrance
- Fasting in the Bible: Religious Practices given to Abraham & practiced by all messengers
- The Night of Destiny: The Night the Quran was Revealed
- Ramadan 27: The Night of Destiny (Laylat Al-Qadr)
- Night of Destiny – 27th night of Ramadan
- Ramadan the month of fasting & feasting
- Other Ramadan Links (including
Ramadan 2016 *
June 6 – July 4 for most of USA & Canada / Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle-East, most of Asia
June 5 – July 4 for some Western parts of USA / Canada (e.g., San Francisco, Vancouver)
June 6 – July 5 for some Eastern parts of Asia (e.g., Phillippines, Japan), Australia, New Zealand
* more details below God willing
O you who believe, fasting is decreed
for you, as it was decreed for those before you, that you
may attain salvation. (2:183)
Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein.... (2:185)
The new moon timings to determine the month of Ramadan are as follows:
June 5, 2016: 03:00 AM (UTC/GMT)
July 4, 2016: 11:01 AM (UTC/GMT)
6 June 2016 - 4 July 2016: God willing the first day of Ramadan is June 6, and the last day of Ramadan is July 4 for most of North America (USA / Canada / Mexico), South America, Europe, Africa, Middle-East, and Asia (except eastern parts of Asia). Please check with the information available for your location using the Ramadan Calculation Assistant and the US Naval Observatory solar & lunar data.
5 June 2016 - 4 July 2016: God willing the first day of Ramadan is June 5, and the last day of Ramadan is July 4 for much of the Western parts of USA and Canada (e.g., San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver). Please check with the information available for your location using the Ramadan Calculation Assistant and the US Naval Observatory solar & lunar data.
6 June 2016 - 5 July 2016: God willing the first day of Ramadan is June 6, and the last day of Ramadan is July 5 for some parts of Eastern Asia (e.g., Philippines, Japan), Australia, New Zealand. Please check with the information available for your location using the Ramadan Calculation Assistant and the US Naval Observatory solar & lunar data.
The Night of Destiny (Night of Power) will start, God willing, at sunset on July 1, 2016 for those places that start fasting on June 6th. For those locations that start Ramadan on June 5th (a day earlier), the Night of Destiny falls on June 30th, 2016 God willing.
Please check your local sunset times to verify these dates. You will also need to convert the new moon times from UTC (GMT) to your local time zone (taking into account daylight savings if applicable).
The end date may also vary based on your location, so please verify using the information in the next paragraph.
If you have any questions for calculating the start and end days of Ramadan, please refer to September 2009 issue of the Submitters Perspective. Dates and times of Moon phases and sunrise/sunset can be found from: US
Naval Observatory . We also have for your convenience (please verify computed results for accuracy) a Ramadan Calculation Assistant at http://www.masjidtucson.org/submission/practices/ramadan/rc/index.php.
More details on Ramadan including information about why the
calculation is done as above (i.e., the beginning of the day
is at sunset) is available in an article
on Ramadan. Other Ramadan articles are linked at the top
of this page.
Phases of the moon data (including the new moon) for the
current year and beyond and up are available at the US
Naval Observatory. All times are in UT (Universal Time / GMT). To convert to
your time zone you can use the Time
* For your specific location you can visit the USNO
Sun/Moon daily data page. Calculate the information for
the date you are interested. Compare the time of sunset with
the time for the new moon (in local time).