Ramdan 2022: Here’re details of fasting hours in different cities across world
Bhubaneswar: Ramdan, the ninth month of the Islamic Hijri calendar, is set to start from April 2. However, the exact date will be on the basis of sighting of the Moon.
The Muslim holy month is marked by long hours of fasting. The devout takes first meal at dawn, called as Sehri, and the evening meal to break the fast is known as Iftar.
During Ramdan, Muslims observe dawn-to-dusk fasting. They don’t even drink water.
Followers of Islam believe during Ramdan, the Allah revealed the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad.
Usually Ramadan spans across 29-30 days and ends with great celebration known as Eid-ul-Fitr.
Barring those who are sick, travelling or have their menstrual cycle or are very old, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is mandatory for all Muslims.
Ramadan is also called Ramzan, Ramadan Kareem or Ramzan ul Mubarak.
Here are the estimates of the number of fasting hours in cities across the world. Actual duration and times will vary depending on local calculations:
Nuuk (Greenland): 20 hours
Oslo (Norway): 20 hours
Helsinki (Finland): 20 hours
Stockholm (Sweden): 19 hours
Berlin (Germany): 19 hours
Ottawa (Canada): 17 hours
Copenhagen (Denmark): 18.5 hours
Warsaw (Poland): 18.5 hours
London (UK): 18.5 hours
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): 18.5 hours
Brussels (Belgium): 18 hours
Zurich (Switzerland): 18 hours
Bucharest (Romania): 17.5 hours
Moscow (Russia): 17 hours
Sofia (Bulgaria): 17 hours
Paris (France): 17 hours
Rome (Italy): 17 hours
Kabul (Afghanistan): 17 hours
Madrid (Spain): 16.5 hours
Lisbon (Portugal): 16.5 hours
Athens (Greece): 16.5 hours
Beijing (China): 16.5 hours
Washington DC (US): 16 hours
Ankara (Turkey): 16.5 hours
Tokyo (Japan): 16 hours
Rabat (Morocco): 16 hours
Islamabad (Pakistan): 16 hours
New Delhi (India): 15 hours
The Muslims follow the lunar calendar based on the phases of the Moon. Hence, the duration of the year as per the lunar calendar is shorter by 11 days as compared to the Gregorian calendar.