⭐ Ramadan ⭐

« O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you - 

as it was for those before you - 

so perhaps you will become mindful ˹of Allah˺.  »

Quran Chapter 2, Verse 183


The month of Ramadan is a blessed and holy time of the year.  Fasting (sawm) has been prescribed during this time as a means to grow closer to Allah.  Below are some excellent resources to learn more about Ramadan and how to make the most of it.


1. What Is Ramadan (Basics)

Ramadan explained

Imam Omar Suleiman

An excellent concise summary of Ramadan

(7 mins)

Ramadan Overview

Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad

A breakdown of the principles of Ramadan

(10 mins)


A short written guide through Ramadan


(3 pages)


2. Making the Most of Ramadan

Starting ramadan Right

Imam Omar Suleiman

(16 mins)

Five tips for ramadan

OnePath Network

(3 mins)

Chapter: FASTING

[excerpt - 11 pages]

A must-read to understand the inner dimension of fasting.  Authored by Al-Ghazali, one of the most renowned Islamic scholars. 👉 Download chapter on fasting (11 pages)
👉 Download full book

Islam: Belief, Legislation, Morals

Chapter: FASTING

[excerpt - 4 pages]

An excellent introduction to the meaning of fasting.👉 Download chapter on fasting (4 pages)👉 Download full book

Journey to Allah in Ramadan

Life with Allah

30+ reminders to taste the sweetness of iman and worship 👉 Download book

Why you should wake up for Suhoor (Pre-Dawn Meal)

(50 seconds)

Purpose of Ramadan

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf

(6 mins)

Fasting Introduction

Yaqeen Series

(6 videos, 4 mins each)

Ramadan & Restraint

Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad

(27 mins)

Ramadan Pocket Guide

Muslim Aid

👉Download(28 pages)

The month of Ramadan has both individualistic and communal elements to it. There are various opportunities to partake in the communal aspects of Ramadan, particularly as a New Muslim.  Head over to our Community page to learn more (Section 1. 'Integrating into Ramadan in-person').


3. Fasting Supplication

Ramadan Supplications

Feel free to save on your phone for convenience to remember what to say.

Dua after breaking Fast - Pronunciation

Breakdown of how to pronounce the supplication after breaking fast (skip to 31 seconds)

Importance of Dua

(1 min)


4. Laylat Al-Qadr (Night of Decree)

Laylat Al-Qadr (The Night of Decree) is a night during Ramadan, likely during the last ten nights, which is better than a thousand months (eighty-three years).  It is tremendous in its station and weightiness, as Allah decrees in it whatever He wishes.

What is Laylat Al-Qadr?


(4 mins)

Laylat Al-Qadr - Explanation


(37 mins)

Breakdown of how to supplicate to efface sins.  Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) asked the Messenger of Allah ﷺ "If I realize Laylat Al-Qadr (Night of Decree), what should I supplicate in it?".  He recommended this powerful supplication.

Feel free to save on your phone for convenience to remember what to say.

Pronunciation of Supplication for Effacing Sins - breakdown

(5 mins)


5. Ramadan Video Series - 2023

Many academic institutions release excellent content during Ramadan, often an episode a day.  Two particularly excellent channels to keep an eye out for who usually produce excellent Ramadan Series:👉Yaqeen Institute👉Cambridge Muslim College
Trailers for two confirmed upcoming series this Ramadan can be found below:

Jannah: Home at Last

Yaqeen Series

This Ramadan, discover Jannah with Dr. Omar Suleiman and learn how to lavish your eternal home with du’as, deeds, and dedications. 

(3 mins)

What does Jannah Mean to You?

Yaqeen Series

In preparation for Ramadan and this year's new series, Yaqeen asked people what Jannah meant to them. Here are some of their favorite answers. 

(7 mins)

Builders of a Nation

Jannah Institute

Experience the richness of Islamic history through the lives of the remarkable women who helped shape it. 

(2 mins)


6. Ramadan Video Series - archive

Some excellent series previously broadcasted:

Judgement Day

Yaqeen Series

Released during Ramadan 2022, join Dr. Omar Suleiman to glimpse into the eternity you are building. Learn what worldly actions will ease your reckoning and light your way on the path to Paradise. 

(33 episodes, 8 mins each)

Quran 30 for 30

Yaqeen Series

Released during Ramadan 2022.  The Qur’an is brimming with lessons, stories, guidelines, and rulings for the believer. Every surah carefully placed, every section organized perfectly. So how are these Qur’anic chapters related to each other? What can we glean from the stories told within them? 

(30 episodes, 40 mins each)

Angels in your Presence

Yaqeen Series

Released during Ramadan 2020.  Throughout your existence, there are angels in your presence. But it’s your actions that cause those angels to either praise you or disgrace you. Through this series, they explored the actions that invite these blessed unseen beings to pray upon you, and carry your name and mention to the One who created us all. 

(32 episodes, 4 mins each)

Ramadan Moments

Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad

A collection of excellent short Ramadan moments and reflections with Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad.

(24 videos, 15 mins each)


7. Fasting in a Non-Muslim Household

Five Tips for Living with Non-Muslims

(4 mins)

New Muslim in a Hostile Environment

(6 mins)


8. Exemptions from Fasting

Who shouldn't fast and why?

Mufti Menk

(8 mins)

Ramadan Health Guide: 

National Health Service UK

👉 Download(30 pages)

9. Eid Al-Fitr

« Every nation has its festival, and this is your festival »  [Hadith - Al-Bukhari 952:13:4]

Eid Al Fitr (the festival of breaking the fast) is a celebration that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Eid Al-Fitr Explained

(4 mins)

Eid Al-Fitr around the World

(4 mins)

Eid Takbirat around the world

Takbir (exalting Allah) is part of the Sunnah (prophetic tradition) during the Eid Prayer, which are recited aloud and together in congregation.  Common exaltations recited include: - Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest) - La ilaaha illallaah (There is no God but Allah) - Wa lil Leh il Hamd (And to Allah is the Praise)

(7 mins)


10. Additional Resources

The Islam Book: 

Big Ideas Simply Explained


Rageh Omaar, journalist and writer, has produced this excellent visual book that takes the reader on a journey through the history, and teachings of Islam right up to present day. It is full of engaging designs and artwork, making it a highly enjoyable read 👉 Download chapter on fasting (4 pages)👉 Download full book

The Revealed Path: 

A Guidebook for new Muslims


A fantastic and comprehensive overview of Islam, including a summary of Ramadan👉 Download chapter on fasting (4 pages)👉 Download full book

Complete Guide to Fasting

SeekersGuidance - in-depth Book

👉Download(97 pages)

How to Prepare for Ramadan

(57 mins)

Fast and be healthy

(13 mins)



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