At what time will you be closing your fast?

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

It’s Tuesday 21st March 2023 / 29 Sha’bān 1444H.

At what time will you be closing your fast?

As we approach the blessed month of Ramaḍān, I would like to take this opportunity to make a very humble request to each and every Muslim of the UK to end their Suḥūr, according to the 18 degrees criteria.

Having researched the issue thoroughly and spoken personally with the senior Muftiyān-e-Kirām of the UK, our roza (fast) starts from dawn (Ṣubḥ Ṣādiq). This is the time when we stop eating and drinking.

All over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Ṣubḥ Ṣādiq occurs when the sun is 18 degrees below the horizon. The time difference between the 18 degrees timetable and the Hizbul ‘Ulamā Mushāhadah times is not much at all, maybe 20 to 30 minutes.

Therefore, please do not put your roza in doubt or at risk for the sake of 20/30 mins. If you feel Fajr is being performed before the start time (by Masājid following Suḥūr on 18 degrees), then feel free to pray Fajr late, according to the Mushāhadah. However, do not delay in ending your fast.

This 18 degrees timetable for Blackburn, along with the Fajr Jamā’ah time, is available as a PDF. Those living elsewhere can obtain their 18 degrees timetable by contacting Wifāqul ‘Ulamā, or via their app.

With Almighty Allāh as my Witness, I have no ulterior motives. I have researched the issue very deeply, and I want all our fasts to be 100% correct with regards to the starting time.

May The Almighty bless us all with a very spiritual, fruitful and rewarding month of Ramaḍān, Āmeen. Please share with all your contacts.

جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala


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