Ramadan starts on Sunday, 29 June 2014 / 1 Ramadan 1435. The timer is counting down to 2:49 am BST / 1:49 am GMT(UTC), the start of dawn on 1 Ramadan 1435. The calculation is based on the Unified Prayer Timetable For London. Dates and times are subject to change and depend upon the sighting of the moon.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, lasting 29 or 30 days.
Ramadan is the month of fasting, in which Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex during daylight hours, from dawn to sunset. It is also intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to Allah (SWT).
The start of Ramadan is determined by the new moon sighting, moving backwards by about eleven days each year.