As Muslims worldwide observe the holy month of Ramadan, many countries will fast shorter hours than previous years, as Ramadan falls in spring this year.
Annually, Hijri years arrive 11 days earlier in respect to the solar Gregorian calendar. This yearly shift makes the holy 9th Hijri month of Ramadan move through the seasons in a 33-year cycle.
Similar to the previous year, majority of the Muslim World, located in the Northern Hemisphere, will observe Ramadan during spring.
This means that fasting hours in the North Hemisphere this year will be a few minutes shorter than 2020.
On interactivity level, we reached out to our audience, asking them how many hours their Ramadan fasting is expected to last this year, here is how some of them responded, each with his or her own location:
“Up to 18 hours on the longer days,” Suzanne Chalmers wrote.
Khalid A Khattab added, “15 – 16 hrs in Detroit, MI, USA.”
Kizaar Ahmed said he will fast for “14 hours in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.”
Elina Afrin Liza said she will fast “about 14-15 hrs in Bangladesh.”
Muktar Musa Bichi, from Kano, Nigeria said he will fast for 14 hours.
Khuki Daud Frank added, “11-12hrs RSA”,
Adriko Musa said, “15 hours in Uganda.”
Please share with us how many hours would be your Ramadan fasting
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Hijri Islamic calendar. Muslims worldwide observe it as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad.
During Ramadan fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations) the same phrase.