Ramadan 2021: Fasting hours around the globe

This 12 months the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is prone to begin on Tuesday, April 13. The pre-sunrise to sundown quick lasts wherever from 10 to 21 hours relying on the place on this planet you’re.

The quick entails abstinence from consuming, ingesting, smoking and sexual relations to attain higher “taqwa”, or consciousness of God.

Ramadan begins 10 to 12 days earlier annually. It is because the Islamic calendar relies on the lunar “Hijri” calendar with months which might be 29 to 30 days lengthy. The following time Ramadan will begin round April 13 might be about 33 years from now, or the 12 months 2054.

The variety of daylight varies from nation to nation. Muslims residing on this planet’s southernmost nations reminiscent of Chile or New Zealand will quick a median of 11 hours whereas these residing in northern nations reminiscent of Iceland or Norway may have an 18+ hour quick.

For Muslims residing within the Northern Hemisphere, the variety of fasting hours might be a bit shorter this 12 months and can proceed to lower till 2032, which is the 12 months Ramadan will fall in the course of the winter solstice – the shortest day of the 12 months. After that, fasting hours will improve till the summer time solstice – the longest day of the Northern 12 months. For Muslims residing south of the equator, the other will occur.

Beneath are the variety of fasting hours in cities around the globe. Precise fasting hours and instances will range by day, in addition to calculation strategies:

In excessive northernmost cities reminiscent of Longyearbyen, Norway, the place the solar doesn’t set from April 20 to August 22, non secular rulings, or fatwas, have been issued to observe timings in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, or the closest Muslim nation.

– Nuuk, Greenland: 19-20 hours

– Reykjavik, Iceland: 19-20 hours

– Helsinki, Finland: 18-19 hours

– Stockholm, Sweden: 17-18 hours

– Glasgow, Scotland, UK: 17-18 hours

– Oslo, Norway: 17-18 hours

– Copenhagen, Denmark: 17-18 hours

– Moscow, Russia: 17-18 hours

– Berlin, Germany: 16-17 hours

– Amsterdam, the Netherlands: 16-17 hours

– Warsaw, Poland: 16-17 hours

– London, UK: 16-17 hours

– Paris, France: 16-17 hours

– Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan: 16-17 hours

– Brussels, Belgium: 16-17 hours

– Zurich, Switzerland: 16-17 hours

– Bucharest, Romania: 15-16 hours

– Ottawa, Canada: 15-16 hours

– Sofia, Bulgaria: 15-16 hours

– Rome, Italy: 15-16 hours

– Madrid, Spain: 15-16 hours

– Lisbon, Portugal: 15-16 hours

– Athens, Greece: 15-16 hours

– Beijing, China: 15-16 hours

– Washington, DC, US: 15-16 hours

– Pyongyang, North Korea: 15-16 hours

– Ankara, Turkey: 15-16 hours

– Rabat, Morocco: 14-15 hours

– Tokyo, Japan: 14-15 hours

– Islamabad, Pakistan: 14-15 hours

– Tehran, Iran: 14-15 hours

– Baghdad, Iraq: 14-15 hours

– Beirut, Lebanon: 14-15 hours

– Damascus, Syria: 14-15 hours

– Cairo, Egypt: 14-15 hours

– Jerusalem: 14-15 hours

– Kuwait Metropolis, Kuwait: 14-15 hours

– Gaza Metropolis, Palestine: 14-15 hours

– New Delhi, India: 14-15 hours

– Hong Kong: 14-15 hours

– Dhaka, Bangladesh: 14-15 hours

– Muscat, Oman: 14-15 hours

– Kabul, Afghanistan: 14-15 hours

– Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 14-15 hours

– Doha, Qatar: 14-15 hours

– Dubai, UAE: 14-15 hours

– Aden, Yemen: 13-14 hours

– Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: 13-14 hours

– Dakar, Senegal: 13-14 hours

– Colombo, Sri Lanka: 13-14 hours

– Bangkok, Thailand: 13-14 hours

– Khartoum, Sudan: 13-14 hours

– Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 13-14 hours

– Singapore: 13-14 hours

– Nairobi, Kenya: 13-14 hours

– Luanda, Angola: 12-13 hours

– Jakarta, Indonesia: 12-13 hours

– Brasilia, Brazil: 12-13 hours

– Harare, Zimbabwe: 12-13 hours

– Johannesburg, South Africa: 11-12 hours

– Buenos Aires, Argentina: 11-12 hours

– Ciudad del Este, Paraguay: 11-12 hours

– Cape City, South Africa: 11-12 hours

– Montevideo, Uruguay: 11-12 hours

– Canberra, Australia: 11-12 hours

– Puerto Montt, Chile: 11-12 hours

– Christchurch, New Zealand: 11-12 hours

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