Ramadan 2020: Fasting hours for Muslims around the world #infographic

Ramadan 2020: Fasting hours for Muslims around the world

Muslims across the globe are planning to celebrate the Ramadan holy month. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is the month for worshiping, giving charity to the poor, and fasting – from sunrise to sunset – to practice an increased degree of piety!

Ramadan month fasts became mandatory in 2 A.H. It is the fourth of the Islamic Five Pillars. Muslims abstain from food, drinking, and sexual activities for the whole day over the span of 30 days. Their fast begins with the dawn- Fajr prayer break and ends with the evening prayer call— Maghrib.

Regardless of the disparity in geography, however, the Muslims living in the northern areas practice a longer fasting period than their counterparts living closer to the equator. For example, the residents of Oslo, Norway, are observing a 19-hour fast while the Muslims are fasting for about 13 hours and 30 minutes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Likewise, Australia and New Zealand will also be among the countries experiencing this year's shortest fasting periods, at 11.5 hours.

Northern countries often consider lunar conditions a bit unfair and have resorted to alternative solutions. According to a DerSpiegel study, Norway's northern town, called Tromso, has adopted Mecca's fasting hours and will follow a fasting period of about 14 hours and 30 minutes.

Islamicfinder's following Infographic illustrates the duration of fasting during Ramadan 2020 in different countries.

Ramadan 2020: Fasting hours for Muslims around the world #infographic

infographic by: www.statista.com

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