Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Ramadan programmes on BBC Radio Sheffield

Image caption Ramadan programmes will be available online Monday-Saturday 19:00 to midnight

BBC Radio Sheffield will be broadcasting programmes throughout the festival of Ramadan.

During Ramadan Muslims all over the globe embark on a month (about 29 or 30 days) of abstinence from food, drink, smoking and sexual activity during daylight hours.

Sawm (fasting) is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam. It gives Muslims the opportunity to become spiritually stronger, to learn and develop self-discipline and to appreciate God's gifts to mankind.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Because Islam uses a lunar calendar, the month of Ramadan begins at a different time each year.

Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid ul-Fitr. This is marked by dressing up, visiting the mosque for prayer, and family and friends coming together for celebratory meals.

Ramadan programmes on BBC Radio Sheffield

Media playback is unsupported on your device
Media captionBBC Radio Sheffield brings you a range of programmes dedicated to Ramadan over the festival period.

BBC Radio Sheffield will broadcast Ramadan programming on AM 1035 and online.

A feed will be available online between Monday and Saturday between 19:00 BST and midnight.

A range of programmes will also be available on BBC Radio Sheffield.

Friday

22:00- 01:00 Shawkat Hashmi

Sunday

17:00-19:00 Aap Ki Mehefil with Iffat Hammed and Mohammed Yasin

19:00-21:00 Eastern Air with Waheed Akhtar

21:00-22:00 Aaz Ki Siyaset with Mushtaq Tufail

22:00-00:00 Aap Ki Pasand with Mohammed Mahmood

If you have any questions or comments for the BBC Radio Sheffield Asian programme output please email Shawkat Hasmi .

Around the BBC