Which countries have the longest, shortest fasting hours during Ramadan?

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Published: 2021-04-11 21:22

Last Updated: 2021-05-07 19:09


Which countries have the longest, shortest fasting hours during Ramadan?
Which countries have the longest, shortest fasting hours during Ramadan?

Fasting hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan vary according to their locations. According to the difference in latitude and the distance from the equator, the fasting hours differ from one country to another.

Countries in the northern hemisphere have longer fasting hours, while countries in the southern hemisephere have shorter hours.

According to Forbes, details of the fasting hours in several countries during Ramadan are as follows:

Note: The fasting hours in the month of Ramadan for the year 2021 range between 13 to 16 hours during the day in the Middle East and African regions.

• The longest fasting hours this year in the Middle East and Africa are North African countries, namely Algeria and Tunisia, reaching 14 hours and 39 minutes, on the first day of Ramadan, and 15 hours and 50 minutes on the last days of the month.

• The lowest number of fasting hours came from the Comoros, east Africa, where the fasting hours on the first day of Ramadan reaches 13 hours and 12 minutes, and 12 hours and 59 minutes on the last days of the month.

• In Arab countries, the first day of the month of Ramadan is the shortest in terms of fasting hours and the last day is the longest in the Middle East and Africa, except for Comoros, where the exact opposite occurs due to its location near the southern part of the globe where the day shortens during the summer season.

Fasting hours in the Arab Gulf states:

• Those fasting in Kuwait will spend 14 hours and 17 minutes on the first day, and 15 hours and 19 minutes on the last day. In Muscat, Oman, fasting hours will be 14 hours and 1 minute on the first day, and 14 hours and 41 minutes on the last day.

• Those fasting in Riyadh will only fast for 14 hours on the first day of Ramadan, and 14 hours and 42 minutes on the last day. In Makkah, it is 13 hours and 51 minutes on the first day, and 14 hours and 7 minutes on the last day.

• Individuals in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will fast for 14 hours and two minutes on the first day, and 14 hours and 44 minutes on the last day. Dubai will fast for 14 hours and five minutes on the first day of Ramadan.

• The number of fasting hours in Qatar will be 14 hours and six minutes on the first day, and 14 hours and 50 minutes on the last day. In Bahrain, individuals will not eat or drink for 14 hours and nine minutes on the first day, and 14 hours and 54 minutes on the last day.

•In Sanaa, Yemen, fasting will last for 13 hours and 40 minutes on the first day, and 14 hours and six minutes on the last day.

The rest of the Arab countries:

• In Jordan, fasting will last for 14 hours and 23 minutes on the first day of Ramadan, and 15 hours and 20 minutes on the last days of the month.

•In Syria, Syrians and residents will fast for 14 hours and 28 minutes on day one, and 15 hour and 30 minutes on the last day.

• The number of hours for fasting in Jerusalem, Palestine, will reach 14 hours and 23 minutes on the first day, and 15 hours and 20 minutes on the last day.

•Fasting hours in Lebanon will range between 14 hours and 29 minutes on the first day, and 15 hours and 32 minutes on the last day. In Iraq, those who fast will spend 14 hours and 27 minutes on the first day, and 15 hours and 12 minutes on the last day.

• The fasting hours in Egypt will be 14 hours and 20 minutes on the first day, and 15 hours and 12 minutes on the last day.

• Fasting in Sudan on day one will be for 13 hours and 45 minutes, and 14 hours and 11 minutes on the last day. In Somalia, it will be 13 hours and 29 minutes on the first day, and 13 hours and 38 minutes on the last day.

• As for Moroni, Comoros, fasting will last for 13 hours and 12 minutes on the first day, and 12 hours and 59 minutes on the last day.

North Africa:

• Algerians will fast for 14 hours and 39 minutes on the first day of Ramadan, and 15 hours and 50 minutes on the last day.

• Tunisia has 14 hours and 39 minutes on the first day, and 15 hours and 50 minutes on the last day.

• In Morocco, Muslims will spend 14 hours and 29 minutes fasting on the first day, and 15 hours and 32 minutes on the last day.

• In Libya, it will be 14 hours and 26 minutes on the first day, and 15 hours and 26 minutes on the last day.

• Mauritanians will fast for 13 hours and 57 minutes on the first day, and 14 hours and 27 minutes on the last day.

The longest and shortest fast worldwide:

• Finland holds the longest fasting title, reaching 23 hours and 5 minutes this year, followed by a number of its neighboring countries such as Sweden and Norway.

• Russian Muslims are set to fast for 20 hours and 45 minutes.

• Argentina is considered the shortest fasting country in the world, as the number of fasting hours is 12 hours and 23 minutes, followed by Chile (12 hours and 41 minutes), and Australia (11 hours and 59 minutes).