When is Ramadan Coming to the UK? (Ramadan 2023 Date)

According to the Islamic calendar, Ramadan in the UK will start on 22nd March 2023.

What is the date of the first Ramadan 2023?

Ramadan 2023 is expected to begin on the evening of Wednesday, March 22, 2023, and end on the evening of Friday, April 21, 2023, in the UK. However, please note that the exact dates may vary based on the sighting of the moon.

The holy month of Ramadan is celebrated in a very sacred way by Muslims worldwide. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This month has a very high significance as the holy book of the Quran was revealed by Almighty Allah in Ramadan. It is also one of the five pillars of Islam.

It is said that Allah opens the gates of heaven and closes the gates of hell at this prestigious time of the year. This month has a total of 29 or 30 days according to the sighting of the moon. In the end, Muslims are rewarded for fasting in the form of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Importance of Ramadan

An important fact about this holy month is that the night of Layla-tul-Qadr is also hidden in the last 10 nights of Ramadan. This is a very holy night in the whole Islamic year. It is said that no prayer is rejected on this night. Praying and worshipping Allah in this night is said to be better than praying for thousand months. On this night, Allah orders His angels to descend down to the earth and see the ones asking for Allah’s forgiveness and blessings. Layla-tul-Qadr is in the alternate nights that are 21,23,25,27, 0r 29.

Benefits of Ramadan

During this month, Muslims fast for 12-14 hours a day. They eat early in the morning before sunset. After that, they stop all types of eating and drinking and refrain from any activity that is prohibited in Islam.

Muslims have countless benefits to get in this holy month. There are countless, religious, physical, and psychological benefits that you can get in this month. Some of the benefits are listed below.


1- Energize your Brain

Many studies have shown a very positive and beneficial effect of Ramadan on the mental health and well-being of a person. People become more focused in this month, due to which a particular hormone named cortisol is less released. This hormone is responsible for stress levels in humans. Less cortisol means less stress. The studies show that very less cortisol is produced both during and after this month.

This also helps to increase brain functioning and as a result, your brain gets more energy to function in a proper way.


2- Get Rid of Bad Habits

Muslims are prohibited to do any bad activities during the holy month of Ramadan. Therefore, it is a type of benefit for Muslims that they can easily get rid of their bad habits during this sacred time of the year.

For example, if you are a habitual smoker and now you are fasting, you cannot smoke during the 12-4 hours fast. When you will keep on going like this for 29 or 30 days, your body will start to adapt to the new routine and you will be easily able to get rid of your bad habit of smoking.

Similarly, if you are a person with a sweet tooth when during a fast, you do not eat all day, you can cut down on your sugar consumption. In this way, you can gradually get rid of the habit of greater sugar consumption.


3- Reduction in Cholesterol Levels

Many studies have suggested that people who fast during Ramadan have a very positive effect on their cholesterol levels after that. A significant reduction has been noted in the bad cholesterol levels of those who fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

Lower cholesterol levels also reduce the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, if you maintain the same healthy routine after Ramadan, you can also maintain your cholesterol levels to achieve better results regarding your health and fitness.


4- Reduction in Appetite

When you fast during the day and do this for 29 or 30 days continuously, then your body starts to adapt to this new routine. In this way, you start losing weight gradually. The benefit of weight reduction during Ramadan is that it is long-lasting. Your body becomes adaptive to the new eating habits and routine, it will demand less and gets full quickly without insisting you overeat. In this way, your body will be less attracted to food and you will feel a reduced appetite than usual.

In this way, your weight loss during this month will not only be noticeable but consistent as well. Therefore, if you want to lose weight and start healthy eating habits, then Ramadan is the best time to start.


5- Detoxify your Digestive System

In the month of Ramadan, you get the chance not only to detoxify your spirit by making good deeds but also your body by eating clean and healthily. Your digestive system will get a chance to detoxify itself in these 29 or 30 days.

When you fast for a time period of 12 to 14 hours, your body will start to burn fat and will also start burning harmful toxins in your body. These toxins also reside inside the fat deposits in our bodies. In this way, you will get a detoxified and cleansed body at the end of the month and you can also start your healthy eating journey from here.

Summing Up

Ramadan is no doubt a very great opportunity given by Almighty Allah to help us cleanse our minds, body, and soul. This is the perfect time to gather Allah’s blessings and many other physical and psychological benefits that this month offers us. 

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