Ramadan 2022 timetable Glasgow: dates, prayer times, what time is Iftar and Suhur - and when is Eid?

Ramadan is upon us, and Muslims around the world have begun their month long fasting. So, what are the prayer times for those in Glasgow?

The holy month of Ramadan is here, with Muslims across the world beginning to fast and honour the festival.

The fasting times get longer and change each day due to the daylight hours lengthening, meaning the sun rises earlier and sets later.

The fasting times also change depending on where you are in the world, and even differ from place to place in the UK.

Here are the key times and dates for worshippers in Glasgow throughout the holy month of Ramadan.

What is Ramadan?

Muslims gather to perform the Eid Al-Fitr prayer, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The month is said to mark the time the Quran was revealed to Phophet Muhammad by God with a month-long fast.

During Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink, including water during daylight hours for a period of 30 days. It is a time of reflection and celebration of their faith.

Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, which are the fundamental rules that all Muslims must follow.

As well as fasting at Ramadan there is Shahadah (declaration of faith), Salat (prayer), Zakat (charity) and the Hajj pilgrimage.

At the end of Ramadan there is the three day festival of Eid al-Fitr. This is celebrated and fast is broken.

When is Ramadan?

In 2022, Ramadan is expected to start on Saturday 2 April. However, if the moon isn’t sighted it will come a day later.

When is Eid al-Fitr?

In Arabric, the phrase Eid al-Fitr translates to ‘feast of breaking the fast’. It is a religious holiday that marks the end of Ramandan.

The festival marks the beginning of the tenth month in the Islamic calendar.

Eid al-Fitr can last between one and three days. Primarily, it is celebrated for one day in the UK.

After Eid some Muslims decide to fast for the six days that follow. This comes from the Islamic belief that a good deed in Islam is rewarded 10 times.

Therefore, fasting for the 30 days of Ramadan, and six days of Shawwal will create a year’s worth of good fortune.

With Ramanda ending on 1 May, Eid al-Fitr will begin Sunday, 2 May this year.

What time is Fajr and Maghrib/Iftar?

The timings of daily prayers for Ramadan vary from place to place, depending when you are.

This is due to the fact that the sunrise and sunset times differ depending on where you are in the UK.

The changing sunrise and sunset times mean that for Glasgow the time for Fajr gets earlier as we draw closer to the summer, and Maghrib/Iftar gets laters.

  • 2 April: Fajr - 5:10am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8pm
  • 3 April: Fajr - 5:08am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:02pm
  • 4 April: Fajr - 5:05am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:04pm
  • 5 April: Fajr - 5:03am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:06pm
  • 6 April: Fajr - 5am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:08pm
  • 7 April: Fajr - 4:57am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:10pm
  • 8 April: Fajr - 4:55am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:12pm
  • 9 April: Fajr - 4:52am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:14pm
  • 10 April: Fajr - 4:50am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:16pm
  • 11 April: Fajr - 4:47am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:18pm
  • 12 April: Fajr - 4:45am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:20pm
  • 13 April: Fajr - 4:42am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:22pm
  • 14 April: Fajr - 4:40am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:24pm
  • 15 April: Fajr - 4:37am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:26pm
  • 16 April: Fajr - 4:34am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:28pm
  • 17 April: Fajr - 4:32am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:30pm
  • 18 April: Fajr - 4:29am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:32pm
  • 19 April: Fajr - 4:26am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:34pm
  • 20 April: Fajr - 4:24am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:36pm
  • 21 April: Fajr - 4:20am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:38pm
  • 22 April: Fajr - 4:18am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:40pm
  • 23 April: Fajr - 4:15am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:42pm
  • 24 April: Fajr - 4:12am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:44pm
  • 25 April: Fajr - 4:10am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:46pm
  • 26 April: Fajr - 4:07am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:48pm
  • 27 April: Fajr - 4:04am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:50pm
  • 28 April: Fajr - 4:02am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:53pm
  • 29 April: Fajr - 03:59am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:55pm
  • 30 April: Fajr - 3:56am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:57pm
  • 1 May: Fajr - 3:53am, Maghrib/Iftar - 8:59pm

When are Suhur and Iftar take place?

A Ramadan Iftar meal, normally eaten after sunset with family and friends

Suhur is the meal that Muslims will sit down to eat before sunrise each day. Sunrise signifies the start of their fasting period during Ramadan.

The meal is eaten before sunrise and followed by the Fajr prayer at sunrise.

Iftar is the meal that is eaten in the evening after the sun has set for the day. This sunset marks the end of the fasting period for the day, and is followed by the Maghrib prayer.