Saturday, Sep 20, 2014

Ramadan: Over 20-hour-a-day fast for Muslims in Britain and Russia

The Indian sub-continent will have to wait for around 12 hours before breaking their fast. The Indian sub-continent will have to wait for around 15 hours before breaking their fast.
Written by Ashraf Ul Hassan | New Delhi | Posted: June 28, 2014 12:13 pm | Updated: June 28, 2014 2:15 pm

As Muslims prepare to welcome the Ramadan, the fasting month, some people around the world will have to bear long fasting hours as compared to their counterparts in other parts of the globe.

According to the Islamic tenants, a Muslim has to abstain from consuming any edible item between dawn to dusk till the Sun sets.

Muslims living in Northern Hemisphere such as Sweden, Denmark and Finland, have to fast for more than 20 hours a day. Muslims in Ice land,  where time difference between sun set and sun rise is only three hours during the summers, will have to fast for 21 hours in the first week of the Ramadan.

Muslims in Russia have their fasting time for this year set for around 22 hours.

European countries like Germany and Poland will have to fast for 20 hours a day, while Britain will have to wait for 21 hours before they can break their fast at Iftar, the fast breaking time according to Islamic beliefs.

Contrary to the Northern Hemisphere, Muslims in Argentina, Southern Hemisphere, will have to fast only for 9 hours, along with New-Zealand and Australia which have 9.5 hours fasting time.

In the Middle East the fasting hour will be around 16 hours a day, while the Indian sub-continent will have to wait for around 15 hours before breaking their fast.

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