Ramadan Calendar 2012 India – Printable PDF Download

Ramadan Calendar 2012 India – Printable PDF Download

Ramadan Calendar 2012 India Printable PDF Download

Ramadan Calendar 2012

Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims in India. The first verses of the Koran (Qu’ran) were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) during the last third of Ramadan, making this an especially holy period.

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion. It is common to have a pre-fast meal (suhoor) before sunrise and an evening meal (iftar) after sunset during Ramadan. Some groups of people, including the chronically ill, mentally challenged, and the elderly who cannot participate due to health reasons, are exempt from fasting. It is also not allowed to have sexual relations or smoke during the day.

Ramadan is also a time for many Muslims to donate to charity by participating in food drives for the poor, organizing a collection or charity event, and other voluntary activities. They are also encouraged to read the Qur’an often during Ramadan. Muslim men recite the entire Qur’an by the end of Ramadan through special prayers known as Tarawih, which are held in the mosques every night of the month, during which a section of the Qur’an is recited.

All businesses and organizations amend opening hours to suit prayer times during Ramadan in India. There may also be some congestion around mosques during prayer times, such as in the evenings.

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, which consists of 12 months and lasts for about 354 days. The word “Ramadan” is derived from an Arabic word for intense heat, scorched ground and shortness of food and drink. It is considered to be the most holy and blessed month.

Ramadan Timetable 2012

The month of Ramadan traditionally begins with a new moon sighting, marking the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Many Muslims (except children, the sick and the elderly) abstain from food, drink, and certain other activities during daylight hours in Ramadan. This is considered as the holiest season in the Islamic year and commemorates the time when the Qu’ran is said to have been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) . This occurred on Laylat Al-Qadr, one of the last 10 nights of the month. Ramadan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again, marking the new lunar month’s start. Eid-ul-Fitr is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

Ramadan Calendar 2012 India

Ramadan Calendar 2012 India will start from Friday, July 20, 2012 and ends on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Eid ul Fitr 2012 India

Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday, August 19, 2012 after the completion of Ramadan Calendar 2012 in India.

Ramadan Calendar 2012 India


Download Ramadan Calendar 2012 India

Ramadan 2012 calendar below shows all the prayers times in a day from Ramadan 1 to 30 in India.You can also download the Ramadan Calendar 2012 for India.

  • Fajr: Fajr prayer time starts, End of Sehri/Suhoor time (it’s better to finish Suhoor/Sehri 5 minutes earlier of the Fajr prayer start time)
  • Shuruq: Sunrise
  • Zuhr: Zuhr prayer time starts
  • Asr: Asr prayer time starts
  • Maghrib/Iftari: Iftari time for Ramadan 2012 and Maghrib prayer time starts
  • Isha: Isha prayer time starts

 

INDIA, NEW DELHI

TIME ZONE: GMT + 5.5

Ramadan Calendar 2012 India

Friday, July 20, 2012   THRU   Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fajr Shuruq Zuhr Asr Maghrib Isha
1 04:22:00am 05:35:12am 12:27:28pm 04:00:48pm 07:19:45pm 08:32:57pm
2 04:22:44am 05:35:45am 12:27:32pm 04:00:57pm 07:19:19pm 08:32:21pm
3 04:23:28am 05:36:19am 12:27:35pm 04:01:05pm 07:18:52pm 08:31:43pm
4 04:24:12am 05:36:53am 12:27:38pm 04:01:12pm 07:18:23pm 08:31:04pm
5 04:24:57am 05:37:27am 12:27:40pm 04:01:19pm 07:17:53pm 08:30:23pm
6 04:25:42am 05:38:02am 12:27:42pm 04:01:25pm 07:17:22pm 08:29:41pm
7 04:26:27am 05:38:36am 12:27:43pm 04:01:30pm 07:16:49pm 08:28:58pm
8 04:27:13am 05:39:11am 12:27:43pm 04:01:34pm 07:16:15pm 08:28:13pm
9 04:27:58am 05:39:45am 12:27:42pm 04:01:38pm 07:15:40pm 08:27:27pm
10 04:28:44am 05:40:20am 12:27:42pm 04:01:41pm 07:15:03pm 08:26:39pm
11 04:29:30am 05:40:55am 12:27:40pm 04:01:43pm 07:14:25pm 08:25:50pm
12 04:30:15am 05:41:29am 12:27:38pm 04:01:44pm 07:13:46pm 08:25:00pm
13 04:31:01am 05:42:04am 12:27:35pm 04:01:44pm 07:13:06pm 08:24:08pm
14 04:31:47am 05:42:38am 12:27:31pm 04:01:44pm 07:12:24pm 08:23:16pm
15 04:32:33am 05:43:13am 12:27:27pm 04:01:42pm 07:11:42pm 08:22:22pm
16 04:33:18am 05:43:47am 12:27:22pm 04:01:40pm 07:10:58pm 08:21:27pm
17 04:34:04am 05:44:22am 12:27:17pm 04:01:37pm 07:10:12pm 08:20:30pm
18 04:34:49am 05:44:56am 12:27:11pm 04:01:33pm 07:09:26pm 08:19:33pm
19 04:35:34am 05:45:30am 12:27:04pm 04:01:27pm 07:08:39pm 08:18:34pm
20 04:36:19am 05:46:04am 12:26:57pm 04:01:21pm 07:07:50pm 08:17:35pm
21 04:37:04am 05:46:38am 12:26:49pm 04:01:14pm 07:07:00pm 08:16:34pm
22 04:37:49am 05:47:11am 12:26:40pm 04:01:06pm 07:06:10pm 08:15:32pm
23 04:38:33am 05:47:45am 12:26:31pm 04:00:57pm 07:05:18pm 08:14:30pm
24 04:39:17am 05:48:18am 12:26:21pm 04:00:47pm 07:04:25pm 08:13:26pm
25 04:40:00am 05:48:51am 12:26:11pm 04:00:36pm 07:03:31pm 08:12:21pm
26 04:40:44am 05:49:24am 12:26:00pm 04:00:23pm 07:02:36pm 08:11:16pm
27 04:41:27am 05:49:57am 12:25:48pm 04:00:10pm 07:01:40pm 08:10:10pm
28 04:42:10am 05:50:29am 12:25:36pm 03:59:56pm 07:00:43pm 08:09:03pm
29 04:42:52am 05:51:01am 12:25:23pm 03:59:41pm 06:59:45pm 08:07:55pm
30 04:43:34am 05:51:33am 12:25:10pm 03:59:25pm 06:58:47pm 08:06:46pm

Ramadan 2012 – Order and encouragement to fast

“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you in order that you might learn piety . . . . The month of Ramadan is that wherein was revealed the Qur’an, as a guidance to mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion. So, whoever among you witnesses the month should fast.” [Al-Qur'an 2:183, 185]

Every deed of the Son of Adam is for himself, except fasting – it is for Me, and I shall reward it.” [Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa'i, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]

There is not any believer who remains hungry, and abstains from the forbidden things, and does not wrongfully consume the wealth of Muslims, except that Allah will feed him from the fruits of Heaven.” [Musnad Abu Hanifah]

Whoever fasts Ramadan with faith and expectation [of reward], his previous sins are forgiven him.” [Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa'i]

 

Ramadan 2012 – Rewards of fasting in general

Fasting is a shield.” [Ahmad]

There is not any servant who fasts a day in the path of Allah, except that Allah will distance him from the Fire by a distance of seventy years.” [Bukhari, Muslim]

Fasting the month of patience and three days of each month remove rancor of the heart.” [Ahmad, Bazzar]

 

Ramadan 2012 – Warning against abandoning fasting in Ramadan

“Whoever breaks his fast in Ramadan without a [valid] concession or illness, he cannot repay it, even if he were to fast the rest of his life.” [Tirmidhi, Nasa'i, Ibn Majah]

 

Ramadan 2012 – Rules Related to Fasting

THE OBLIGATION OF FASTING

a) The time for fasting is from the rising of the second dawn until the setting of the sun.

b) Fasting is: abstention from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse by day with the intention.

THE INTENTION

The fasting is valid with an intention from the night, but if one did not intend until the morning, the intention suffices him between [dawn] and {the middle of the day}.

1. Things which invalidates fasting and requires full recompense

1.1 If someone intentionally does one of the following without any valid excuse(see 6 below)

a) Does not fast at all

b) Breaks fast by eating, drinking and sexual activities

c) Assuming that cupping has broken ones fast thus quit fasting for the day.

1.2 Expiation for the above is to

a) Fast unceasingly for two months (60 days), if one breaks fats during this one has to start anew.

b) If unable to do so, it is to feed 60 needy persons two full meal

c) If unable to do so, it is to free one slave.
1.3 Things that break fast and requires one to fast similar numbers of days in recompense

a) If something is entered into the body during the hours when one is supposed to fast, irrelevant of how it entered into the body.(see 5)

  • To eat something which is not food such as stone particle or smoking anything.
  • When water enters stomach while gargling
  • When one is fed by force even when one is sleeping or unconscious
  • Inject medicine, place them on wounds which eventually gets in.
  • Eating by mistake thinking it is still night or iftar time is due while it is not.
  • Involuntary full mouth vomiting and subsequent swallowing of it or part of it.
  • When one is force into sexual intercourse or when one is sleeping or unconscious

b) Fasting without intention
c) Breaking (iftar) fast without the intention of doing so.
d) Lustful kissing of ones spouse
e) Emission of semen due to touching, kissing, masturbation.
f) Intentional vomiting.

2. Offensive acts during fasting

a) Backbiting, slander
b) To lie or deceive
c) To use abusive language
d) Not having iftar
e) Taste a food without swallowing it, using toothpaste.
f) Gargling water due to thirsts or hot weather.
g) Wrapping oneself with wet clothes.
h) Throwing up intentionally
i) Weakening the body (e.g. strenuous sport)
j) Gathering saliva and swallowing it;

3. Days when fasting is forbidden

a) Day of Eid al Fitr (Eid of Ramadan)
b) During Eid al Adha 10, 11, 12 and 13 of month of Dhul Hijjah

4. Events when it is allowed to break the fast and fast later the similar number of days

a) If fasting aggravates health-condition
b) Snake biting
c) Thirsts due to newly developed disease
d) Genuine danger for a pregnant mother, or for her fetus.
e) Genuine fear for the life of a suckling infant
f) Reason to fear death
g) Menstruation
h) If one is a traveler

5. Things that do not break fast

a) Those things which would otherwise break fast does not do so when one is unaware of the fact that one is fasting(complete forgetfulness of fasting).

b) Entrance of insects (i.e mosquitos), smoke and dust from natural environment does not break fast.

c) Wet dream, swallowing ones own saliva when still in the mouth, brushing teeth, smearing oil, ointment on unwounded body do not break fast. or used antimony [in his eyes],

d) If one is overcome by vomiting, his fast is not broken.

6. Etiquette and desirable practices

  1. Preparing for the month.
  2. Bringing to mind the bounty of Allah.
  3. Purifying one’s intention
  4. Pre-dawn meal (suhur) as late as safely possible.
  5. Not unnecessarily delaying the breaking of the fast.
  6. Performing salat al-Maghrib soon after breaking the fast, then returning to eat.
  7. Making du`a at the time of breaking the fast.
  8. Enabling others to break their fasts.
  9. Abstaining from all forbidden deeds.
  10. Maintaining a pleasant disposition.
  11. Abundant reciting of the Qur’an.
  12. Abundant charity.
  13. Performing tarawih prayers.

7. Miscellaneous

a) The intention of fasting can be made as late as just before noon, if one forgets to do so during the previous night. If one passes noon without making the intention ones fasting is invalid.(1.3b)

b) One should eat before the day breaks even when one is not hungry.

c) For a woman whenever during the day menstruation stops she should be observing fasting even though it is not a fast for her. She should fast if it happens just before morning and did not have enough time to take shower and eat.

d) If a woman menstruates, she stops fasting and makes up [fasting for the days of menstruation].

e) Someone who lost consciousness in Ramadan does not make up the day on which the loss of consciousness occurred, but he makes up that which came after it.

f) If a traveller arrives, or a [menstruating] woman attains purity with part of the day [remaining], they abstain [from those things which invalidate fasting] for the rest of that day.


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