Waikato Muslim Association has released the times for keeping and breaking fasts in Ramadan 1443H.
The timetable is provided in a PDF document that you can save, download, print and share.
Printed copies can be found in the brochure holders (next to the submission boxes) in the men's and women's lobbies of the Hamilton Masjid and upstairs in the lobby of Waikato Islamic School of Education.
See the Ramadan 2022 timetable here.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of sawm (fasting), prayer, reflection and charity. The revelation of the Qur-an to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) commenced in the month of Ramadan.
The annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Fasting from dawn to sunset is fard (obligatory) for all adult Muslims who are not acutely or chronically ill, travelling, elderly, breastfeeding, diabetic, or menstruating.
Waikato Muslim Association strongly encourages its members to attempt to sight the new moon of the month of Ramadan in the twilight of Saturday 2 April 2022 (29 Shaban 1443H).
It is a Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to go out moon-sighting to seek the new moon of Ramadan.
Moon sightings should be reported urgently to the FIANZ office (04 387 8023) or Sheikh Mohammad Amir (021 2424 560).
If the new moon is sighted in New Zealand or nearby countries (such as Fiji), Ramadan will begin on Sunday 3 April. If not, Ramadan will begin on Monday 4 April.
Answers to frequently asked questions about moon sighting can be found at the FIANZ website here.
Taraweeh para (optional prayers during Ramadan) will commence at the Hamilton Masjid at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, after Isha (night prayers) on Saturday if the new moon is sighted or on Sunday if it is not. Facilities are available for ladies to pray Isha and Taraweeh in the main prayer hall. Wudu facilities for ladies are available in the madrassa building due to ongoing renovations in the masjid building.