New Delhi, April 9: Muslims in Mumbai, Delhi, and throughout India are observing the twenty-ninth Roza of Ramzan today, April 9, and are preparing for the 30th Roza on April 10. The holy month of Ramzan, also known as Ramadan, began on March 12 after the crescent moon was sighted on the evening of March 11. This sacred month is a time of fasting, prayer, reflection, charity, and humanitarian activities for Muslims worldwide, with fasting being one of the five pillars of Islam.

From dawn until dusk, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs as an act of worship and obedience to Allah. The day starts with Sehri, a pre-dawn meal eaten before the Fajr (morning) prayer, and ends with Iftar, the evening meal that breaks the fast after sunset. Ramadan 2024 Significance: A Comprehensive Guide to Dates, History, Why Muslims Fast During Ramadan and Who All Can Observe the Fast During the Holy Month.

As the 30th fifth Roza approaches, Muslims in various Indian cities follow different Sehri and Iftar timings, based on their geographical location and celestial observations. In Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, and other major Indian cities, Muslim communities adhere to a schedule tailored to their local time zones. Ramadan Explained: Why and How Do Muslims Fast? Are There Exemptions From Fasting? What Are Some Cultural and Social Traditions Associated With Ramadan?

Sehri, Iftar Time for 23rd  Roza on April 3:

Roza 30 April 10, 2024
City Last Time For Sehri Iftar Time
Mumbai 05:10 AM 6:56 PM
Delhi 04:39 AM 6:45 PM
Kolkata 04:03 AM 5:56 PM
Ahmedabad 05:06 AM 7:00 PM
Bengaluru 04:57 AM 6:33 PM
Chennai 04:46 AM 6:22 PM
Hyderabad 04:49 AM 6:32 PM
Srinagar 04:38 AM 7:00 PM
Lucknow 04:27 AM 6:29 PM
Bhopal 04:46 AM 6:41 PM
Malappuram 05:10 AM 6:38 PM
Patna 04:20 AM 6:08 PM
Jaipur 04:56 AM 6:46 PM

This meticulous approach ensures compliance with fasting requirements while accommodating regional differences. Moreover, Ramadan is not just about abstaining from physical indulgences; it’s also a period for spiritual growth and self-discipline. Muslims engage in increased prayers, recitation of the Quran, and acts of kindness throughout the month.

During Ramadan, the collective spirit of unity and empathy strengthens community bonds and fosters compassion towards others. Looking ahead, the end of Ramadan will be marked by Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr, which is celebrated upon the sighting of the crescent moon, signalling the end of the fasting period. This joyous occasion is celebrated with prayers, feasting, and the exchange of gifts, symbolising gratitude, forgiveness, and a renewal of faith.

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