In Canada, Islam is considered the second religion of the country after Christianity. The censuses conducted in 2010 showed that there were more than one million Muslims distributed in Canada, while the largest Muslim community is concentrated in the region of Ontario and Quebec. This number of Canadian Muslims is expected to triple in 20 years to reach 2.7 million in 2030. The Muslim community in Canada originates mainly from North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
Muslims in Canada attach particular importance to the month of Ramadan, as they try to perpetuate and sustain as far as possible their customs, by gathering around the tables of Iftar and by populating the mosques for the “Taraweeh” Prayers.
Since Ramadan is considered a month of solidarity and tolerance, several fund-raisings and donations and collective Iftar tables are held for the needy people. In order to accompany the Muslim community in its culinary traditions, Supermarkets, bakeries, pastry shops and other businesses offer special dishes and products during this period to help immigrants reproduce their dining tables according to the traditions of their country of origin.
The Ramadan beginning date is determined in Canada according to the Sunnah rites by observing the lunar crescent. The "Crescent Committee", the organism responsible for the lunar observation and determination of the beginning of each month of the Muslim calendar, is responsible for determining the date of the first day of the month of Ramadan 2023/1444.
Our website will inform you of the exact date of the beginning of Ramadan 2023/1444 in Canada. The approximate date of the beginning of Ramadan 2023/1444 is 23 March 2023.
May Allah accept your fast and your prayers.
Written by: Amine Hilal