Ramadan

Ramadan 2017: Fasting hours around the world

Fasting will be the longest in Greenland and Sweden, and shortest in Chile and Australia.

During Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast for a full lunar month – they begin fasting at the Fajr call to prayer just before sunrise and break their fast at sundown.

In recent years, Ramadan has moved increasingly into the summer months which bring long days in the northern hemisphere and sweltering heat for many countries. Conversely, Ramadan has fallen on the shortest, winter days in the southern hemisphere.

Last year, fasting hours across the world ranged between 11 and 22 hours. This year, fasting hours will range between 10 hours in Chile and 21 hours in Greenland.

Al Jazeera takes a look at how many hours Muslims, for whom fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, will be fasting every day.

Continue reading at AlJazeera Website.

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