The holy month of Ramzan is almost here.
Ramzan is one of the most important months in Islam as it was the month where the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) received the first revelation from God. It is also the month when the last verse of the Holy Quran was revealed.
Every year, billions of Muslims across the world fast during the month of Ramzan at different times and for different durations. Depending on where you live, you might have to fast anywhere from 21 hours or just 11 hours.
Want to know more? Here is the number of hours Muslims are required to fast in different countries across the world.
Longest Fasting Time
Starting from the longest time, Muslims in Greenland will need to fast for 21 hours and 2 minutes! This would give them only three hours a day when they aren’t fasting.
In Iceland, Muslims will need to fast for a duration of 21 hours, just 2 minutes less than Greenland.
Norwegian Muslims will have to fast for 19 hours and 48 minutes.
In the UK, the fasting duration is 18 hours and 34 minutes.
Turkish Muslims will fast for 16 hours and 40 minutes in Ramadan this year.
Moving towards North America, Canadians will have to fast longer at 17 hours and 24 minutes.
Those in the US will fast for 16 hours and 29 minutes. Considering the size of America alone and the different timezones, there will be different fasting durations for different regions.
Middle East and South Asia
In Pakistan, Muslims will have to fast for 15 hours and 31 minutes, slightly lesser than their counterparts in Afghanistan who will fast 15 hours and 51 minutes.
For Muslims in India, the duration for fasting is set at 15 hours and 5 minutes.
Next is UAE with a time of 14 hours and 53 minutes, followed by Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia with a time of 14 hours and 42 minutes, and 14 hours and 41 minutes respectively.
Unsurprisingly, Australians will have to fast for the shortest time: 11 hours and 35 minutes. Being in the southern hemisphere, the country is experiencing winter season which will make it even easier for them.