News & Islam News When will Ramadan begin and end? According to our timetable (download here), the first day of fasting this year is expected to be Tuesday 13 April 2021. But there’s always a disclaimer to say the beginning and end of Ramadan are subject to the sighting of the new moon. As the month of Sha‘ban began a day later than the calendar, moonsighting will be attempted in the evening of Monday 12 April (29 Sha‘ban). If we receive news the new moon has been sighted, Tarawih prayers will begin on Monday evening, with fasting the next day. If not, then it will be a day later. For the end of Ramadan, Eid is expected on the Thursday 13 May. Iftar Due to ongoing restrictions for COVID-19 pandemic, our mosque will not be open for Iftar. Please have your Iftar at home. We will open for the Maghrib jama’ah 10 minutes after Iftar, i.e. 5 minutes before the prayer. The mosque will close after the Maghrib jama’ah, and re-open 20 minutes before the ‘Isha jama’ah. Instead, like last year, we’re aiming to provide Iftar for thousands of those in need in our community and overseas. You too can share in the great reward for feeding those who have been fasting, simply click this link: I want to provide an Iftar meal for someone in need Tarawih This year, insha’Allah, we are able to prayer ‘Isha, Tarawih and Witr prayers at the East London Mosque. However due to COVID-19 precautions, each night this will be kept to one hour altogether, by praying 8 rak‘ahs of Tarawih and not reciting the whole of the Qur’an. Ramadan at ELM – #StayConnected With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, we don’t want you to miss out on the spiritual benefits of this month. So this Ramadan, Stay Connected to the House of Allah. May Allah bless Ramadan for us all!