Ramadan: A Month of Fasting, Worship, and Community


Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is considered the holiest month for Muslims around the world. During this month, Muslims observe a month-long period of fasting from dawn until sunset, known as sawm. This fast is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and is observed by the majority of Muslims worldwide.

Purpose of Ramadan

The purpose of Ramadan is to develop self-control, discipline, and piety, as well as to empathize with those who are less fortunate. Muslims are also encouraged to increase their acts of worship, such as reading the Quran, performing additional prayers, and giving charity.

Observing Ramadan

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking, and other physical needs during daylight hours. They also strive to avoid negative behaviors such as gossiping, lying, and anger. Muslims break their fast at sunset with iftar, the evening meal, often shared with family and friends. After iftar, Muslims often perform taraweeh, the special congregational prayer held every night during the month.

Community During Ramadan

Ramadan is also a time for families and communities to come together for iftar and for taraweeh. Many mosques and Islamic centers offer daily iftar meals and other activities to help Muslims connect with their communities and strengthen their faith.

When is Ramadan 2023 in Pakistan

In Pakistan, Ramadan starts on 23-March-2023.

Ramadan Timetable 2023 Pakistan

The  timings for Ramadan vary depending on the location. Here is a table of the first Fast, Ramadan timings for the major cities in Pakistan for the year 2023:

City Sehr Timing Iftar Timing
Karachi 05:16 AM 06:45 PM
Lahore 04:41 AM 06:17 PM
Islamabad 04:43 AM 06:22 PM
Rawalpindi 04:44 AM 06:22 PM
Peshawar 04:49 AM 06:28 PM
Quetta 05:12 AM 06:46 PM
Multan 04:54 AM 06:28 PM
Faisalabad 04:46 AM 06:22 PM
Sialkot 04:39 AM 06:16 PM
Hyderabad 05:11 AM 06:40 PM
Sukkur 05:07 AM 06:38 PM
Gujranwala 04:41 AM 06:17 PM
Kotli  04:41 AM 06:19 PM

It is important to note that these timings are subject to change based on the sighting of the moon, which signals the beginning and end of the month of Ramadan. Muslims in Pakistan are encouraged to consult their local mosque or Islamic center for the most accurate and up-to-date timings.


During Ramadan, Muslims in Pakistan and around the world will fast, engage in acts of worship, and come together to break their fasts and pray together. It is a time for spiritual reflection, personal growth, and strengthening community ties.

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