After completing twenty-nine days of fasting, the majority of Muslims in the UK will be celebrating this year’s Eid al-Fitr on Friday, 21 April 2023. Therefore, the entire team at Islam21c would like to take this special opportunity to extend a massive greeting of Eid Mubarak to all our supporters, readers, viewers, donors, and all of our fellow brothers and sisters in Islam!
May Allah (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) accept all of our ṣiyām (fasts), qiyām (night prayers), duʿā (supplications), sadaqah (voluntary charity), zakat (compulsory charity), and our ʿibādah (worship), āmīn.
“…it ends the day you all end it”
As for the day that Ramadan begins and ends, in a report recorded by al-Tirmidhi, the Prophet (ﷺ) said,
الصَّوْمُ يَوْمَ تَصُومُونَ وَالْفِطْرُ يَوْمَ تُفْطِرُونَ وَالأَضْحَى يَوْمَ تُضَحُّونَ
“The Ramadan fast begins the day you all begin to fast, it ends the day you all end it, and Eid al-Adha is the day you all sacrifice.” 
And in another narration, Abdullāh ibn ʿUmar (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) reported that the Messenger (ﷺ) said,
“The month (of Ramadan) may consist of twenty nine days; so when you see the new moon, observe fast. And when you see (the new moon again at the commencement of the month of Shawwal), then break it, and if the sky is cloudy for you, then calculate it (and complete thirty days).” 
Once again from the team at Islam21c, we wish you a very happy Eid al-Fitr, and pray that we are afforded the opportunity to reach the next Ramadan in 1445/ 2024.
Further helpful content
- Zakat ul-Fitr Q&A
- An insight into moon-sighting
- Shawwal: The fast of a lifetime
- Fatwa: When Eid Meets Jumu’ah
 Hadīth recorded by al-Tirmidhi and the wording is his, Abū Dāwūd, and others
 Saḥīḥ Muslim