When Does Ramadan 2017 Start?

Ramadan month starts when the crescent moon becomes visible on 29th or 30th of Shaban. On 30th Shaban moon of Ramadan can be seen by naked eye or telescopes very easily, if weather remains clear. According to the sources and calculations it has estimated that the first day of Ramadan fast will likely to be happen on 27th May 2017 in the most of world. While some South-central Asian countries, some parts of Australia and Europe are expected to observe 1st Ramadan 2017 on Sunday, May 28th. Check below for exact details. Meanwhile, it is always recommended and better to keep an eye and wait for the announcement from Fiqh council / Hilal committee / mosque in your local.

When Is the First Day of Ramadan 2017 In USA

In USA, on evening of Friday, 26th May, a moon crescent will become visible and can be seen easily even by naked eye. So, the first day of Ramadan 2017 in USA will start from Saturday May 27th.

How Long is Ramadan 2017 USA

The Ramadan 2017 in USA is calculated to be 29 days long, as the crescent moon of Shawwal will become easily visible on June 24th, 2017, if weather conditions remain clear. So, Saturday, 24th June is the last of Ramadan 2017 in USA.

Ramadan USA Dates Calendar

YearRamadan StartRamadan EndHow long is Ramadan
2015Thursday, June 18Friday, July 1730 Days
2016Tuesday, June 7Wednesday, July 630 Days
2017Saturday, May 27Saturday, June 2429 Days
2018Thursday, May 17Thursday, June 1429 Days
2019Monday, May 6Tuesday, June 430 Days
2020Friday, April 24Saturday, May 2330 Days
2021Tuesday, April 13Wednesday, May 1230 Days
2022Sunday, April 3Monday, May 230 Days
2023Thursday, March 23Friday, April 2130 Days
2024Monday, March 11Tuesday, April 930 Days

When Does Ramadan 2017 End?

According to our astronomical math, it has been calculated that the last day of Ramadan 2017 is differ for different world continents. For example, the last day of Ramadan 2017 is 24th June for Hawaii and Polynesian Islands. While there are also some thin chances of Americas and Africas to observe 24th June as last day of Ramadan 1438. The rest of world including Europe, Asia, and Australia will observe June 25 as last day of Ramadan 2017. Check below for exact details on country basis. By the way, It is highly recommended to wait till Ramadan end dates to ensure the end of Ramadan 1438 and start of Shawwal 1438, officially as per your local governments.

About Ramadan

It is an obligation upon all Muslims to fast during the month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan is the month of forgiveness and mercy, and any deeds done in this month will be rewarded 10 times more. During this month, Muslims keep fasts for the sake of ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) from dawn to sunset. Muslims also pray, and remember ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) in a special way called "dhikr" (which means to remember ALLAH), and also does all acts of worship. In Ramadan, a Muslim should not only fast by giving up food, but also fast with his/her tongue, ears, eyes, meaning they should avoid ~ saying bad, hearing bad, and seeing bad.

It is also very beneficial to give sadaqa (charity) during the month of Ramadan to poor and needy. Not everyone has food to eat for their pre-dawn meal (Suhoor) or to break the fast (Iftar), so by giving out food or money you're helping your brothers and sisters in Islam to keep fast for ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) or feed them the meal to break their fast which is greatly rewarded by ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala).

The reward of feeding a fasting person is that you will get the same reward as the fasting person without any reduction from their rewards. SUBHANALLAH!

So my brothers and sisters, Fast and Feed others and, keep me in your dua, InshaALLAH.

Useful Tips for Ramadan 2017

* Praying Salah
* Making Dua
* Giving Charity
* Reciting Qur'an
* Dhikr - remembering ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala)
* Helping your Parents/Family or even a stranger with the hope of Allah's reward.
* Holding yourself back from committing a sin
Any Act That You Do For The Sake of ALLAH (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) is I'badah!

* Brothers, go to the Masjid to pray your salah. Sisters, it is best to pray your salah / salat / namaz at home.
* Pray your sunnah and nawafil prayers
* Don't miss the Taraweeh prayers (which is also a sunnah)
* Get closer to ALLAH by praying in last 3rd of the night
* Try to achieve khushu (concentration) in prayers and dikhr
Fard - Fard = obligatory, pray your 5 daily fard salah
Sunnah - for our beloved prophet Muhammad (Sallahu alaihi wa sallam), "Anyone who prays their daily 12 rakah' sunnah after the fard salah, jannah is promised by ALLAH." (of course the 5 pillars must be completed)
Nawafil - Pray those extra prayers for yourself which will benefit you in the hereafter, in your grave and on yaumul qiyamah.

Tajweed - learn to recite Qur'an correctly
Tilawat - (recitation) read the entire Quran at least once in your life time
Tarjuma - (understanding) - Read the translation of the Qur'an and try to understand it's meaning.
Tafseer - go over tafseer
Tadabbur - take time out to ponder over the verses.
Tahfeez - memorize some surahs / ayaahs

Keep your tongue moist with the remembrance (dhikr) of ALLAH. Dikhr morning, evening, after adhan / salah, before sleeping.

* Dua is a form of worship
* Ramadan is one of the best time to make lots of dua as it is the month of forgiveness mercy, and freedom from helfire.
* Memorize duas from Quran and Sunnah
* Make dua for all Muslims
* Dua at: Iftar time, Tahajjud, while fasting

Dawah in Ramadan:
Dawah is a duty upon all Muslims.. so give dawah wherever you can.. you can start by giving dawah to your family
"An Iftar invitation to your relatives and Muslim friends and remind them about Islam.."
" If you have non-Muslim friends, invite them over for Iftar and introduce them to Islam.. teach them why we Muslims fast during Ramadan because many of them do not know."

"Perform 'Umra in the month of Ramadan, as it’s (reward) is equivalent to having performed Hajj with Me (Hazrat Mohammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam))!" Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.86 Narrated by Ibn Abbas. SubhanALLAH!

*Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) used to perform I'tikaf during the last 10 days of Ramadan"
* I'tikaf can only be done in the masjid with proper guidelines.

* Zakat purifies the wealth (2.5%)
* You're investing for your future.. even though zakat is one of the pillars of Islam but once you give that zakat, ALLAH (s.w.t) will give you much more than you can ever think of.
For each charity you give your will get soo much more from ALLAH (InshaALLAH).
Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 24, Number 513: Narrated by Asma.
'The Prophet said to me, "Do not withhold your money, (for if you did so) Allah would with-hold His blessings from you."'
*When giving out zakat, start with your poor relatives then  moving on to neighbors and then ones who are most in need (that could be any miskeen).. please google or contact your nearest mosque for the proper guidelines for Zakat.

* Proper eating )not over eating
* Sleeping )not excessive)

Bad Habbits:
* DO not watch or look at anything that might be sinful
* Chatting on phone; Avoid from useless talks
* Internet surfin; Unnecessary wasting time
* Gossip (Gheebat); Eating flesh of dead brother (in faith).
Wish you all a very Happy Ramadan Mubarak 2017