Muslims across the world including Pakistan have entered into the most respected and celebrated Islamic month of Ramazan.
The commencement of Ramazan is determined by the lunar cycle every year and its timing shifts in relation to the Western calendar worldwide each year. For the aforementioned reason, Muslims is some parts of the world face the longest fasting hours while others face the shortest ones.
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, Ramazan 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.
By the end of Ramadan, the day will be a little longer than at the beginning in some countries, and shorter in others.
The shortest fast out of all our neighbouring Arab countries will be in Sana’a, Yemen.
Kazakhstan has the longest fast hours in Asia as per our calculations with 18 hours and 12 minutes between Fajr and Maghreb.
Below is how long fasting hours are estimated to be in cities around the world, according to Al Jazeera.
– Nuuk, Greenland: 21 hours of fasting, from 2:16am to sunset at 11:14pm in the evening
– Stockholm, Sweden: 19,5 hours, from 1:57am to 9:39pm
– Moscow, Russia: 19 hours, from 1:49am to 8:56pm
– London, UK: 18,5 hours, from 2:29am to 9:03pm
– Astana, Kazakhstan: 18,5 hours, from 2:43am to 9:15pm
– Brussels, Belgium: 18,5 hours, from 3:12am to 9:41pm
– Beijing, China: 16,5 hours, from 2:55am to 7:33pm
– New York, US: 16,5 hours, from 3:54am to 8:17pm
– Tokyo, Japan: 16 hours, from 2:44am to 6:49pm
– Kabul, Afghanistan: 16 hours, from 3:02am to 6:58pm
– Rabat, Morocco: 16 hours, from 3:38am to 7:31pm
– Islamabad, Pakistan: 15 hours, from 4:20am to 7:11pm
– Cairo, Egypt: 15,5 hours, from 3:13am to 6:49pm
– New Delhi, India: 15 hours, from 3:54am to 7:12pm
– Kowloon, Hong Kong: 15 hours, from 4:16am to 7:01pm
– Dhaka, Bangladesh: 15 hours, from 3:47am to 6:40pm
– Muscat, Oman: 15 hours, from 3:52am to 6:47pm
– Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 15 hours, from 3:36am to 6:36pm
– Doha, Qatar: 15 hours, from 3:15am to 6:18pm
– Khartoum, Sudan: 14,5 hours, from 4:52am to 7:16pm
– Aden, Yemen: 14 hours, from 4:13am to 6:22pm
– Dessye, Ethiopia: 14 hours, from 4:35am to 6:28pm
– Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 13,5 hours, from 5:39am to 7:19pm
– Luanda, Angola: 13 hours, from 5:01am to 5:54pm
– Sao Paulo, Brazil: 13 hours, from 4:19am to 5:11pm
– Jakarta, Indonesia: 13 hours, from 4:34am to 5:44pm
– Harare, Zimbabwe: 12,5 hours, from 5:02am to 5:28pm
– Pretoria, South Africa: 12 hours, from 5:23am to 5:26pm
– Cape Town, South Africa: 11,5 hours, from 6:12am to 5:47pm
– Canberra, Australia: 11,5 hours, from 5:31am to 5:02pm
– Punta Arenas, Chile: 10 hours, from 6:34am to 4:41pm