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Ramadan 2021: Fasting hours around the globe

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This yr the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is more likely to begin on Tuesday, April 13. The pre-sunrise to sundown quick lasts anyplace from 10 to 21 hours relying on the place on the earth you might be.

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

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

The variety of sunlight hours varies from nation to nation. Muslims residing on the earth’s southernmost nations resembling Chile or New Zealand will quick a mean of 11 hours whereas these residing in northern nations resembling Iceland or Norway could have an 18+ hour quick.

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

Under are the variety of fasting hours in cities around the globe. Precise fasting hours and occasions will differ by day, in addition to calculation strategies:

In excessive northernmost cities resembling Longyearbyen, Norway, the place the solar doesn’t set from April 20 to August 22, non secular rulings, or fatwas, have been issued to comply with 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