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

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

Muslims across the globe intend on celebrating the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is the month of worshiping, charitable giving to the needy, and fasting – from sunrise to sunset – to practice an enhanced degree of piety!

Fasts for the month of Ramadan became mandatory in 2 A.H. It is the fourth of the Five foundations of Islam. Over the course of 30 days, Muslims abstain from eating, alcohol, and sexual intercourse for the entire day. Their fast starts with the break of dawn- Fajr prayer and ends with the call of the evening prayer— Maghrib.

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

Likewise, Australia and New Zealand will both be among the countries with the shortest fasting times this year, at 11.5 hours.

Northern countries still consider lunar conditions as somewhat unfair, and have resorted to alternatives. The northern town of Norway, called Tromso, has followed the fasting hours of Mecca, and will observe a fasting cycle of around 14 hours and 30 minutes, according to a report by DerSpiegel.

The following Infographic by Islamicfinder shows the length of the fasting in various countries during Ramadan 2020.

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

infographic by: www.statista.com

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