Longest and shortest fasting times in world

Longest and shortest fasting times in world

 Desk News daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:12 AM, 15 May 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Have you ever wondered which countries fast the most amount of hours and which countries fast the least amount of hours?

We used prayer timings in major cities of these countries to calculate the intervals between Fajr (preceding sunrise) and Maghreb (marking sunset) on the expected first day of Ramadan, May 07, 2019.

For example, Murmansk, Russia only has 3 hours of darkness, before the sun rises again at 1.41am. While the city of Ushuaia in Argentina has the shortest fasting time in the world. 11 hours exactly. The sun rises at 6.57am and 5.57pm.

Dubai will be fasting for 14 hours and 39 minutes on the first day of Ramadan. 

Interesting fact: In countries where sunset and sunrise are too close (less than 3 hours apart) or are indistinguishable, fatwas have been issued to allow Muslims to follow the timings of the closest city that has distinguishable day and night timings. - Gulf News 

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