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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

How long the world is fasting this Ramadan 2016?

The highly awaited and anticipated holy month of Ramadan is finally here. Muslims all around the world had been gearing up for this holy month for days and weeks prior to its arrival. In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world keep fasts which prohibit them to consume any food or liquid. The Muslims are also prohibited from indulging in any worldly or sexual desires. The total time for fasting differs from country to country, region to region. We have provided a list of fasting hours in different countries below. Also Read: Fasting Hours in 10 Major Cities of Saudi Arabia – Ramadan 2016


  • Algeria – 17 hours  and 34 minutes
  • Argentina – 12 hours and 21 minutes
  • Australia – 12 hours 30 and minutes
  • Bahrain – 15 hours and 44 minutes
  • Belgium – 18 hours and 31 minutes
  • Brazil – 13 hours and 9 minutes
  • Canada – 19 hours and 15 minutes
  • Chile – 11 hours and 30 minutes
  • China – 17 hours and 28 minutes
  • Denmark – 20 hours and 21 minutes
  • Egypt – 16 hours and 6 minutes
  • England – 18 hours and 44 minutes
  • France – 18 hours and 5 minutes
  • Germany – 20 hours and 11 minutes
  • Holland – 19 hours and 8 minutes
  • Iceland – 21 hours and 3 minutes
  • India – 17 hours and 11 minutes
  • Iran – 16 hours and 19 minutes
  • Iraq – 16 hours and 24 minutes
  • Italy – 18 hours and 10 minutes
  • Jordan – 17 hours and 31 minutes
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 16 hours and 13 minutes
  • Kuwait – 15 hours and 59 minutes
  • Lebanon – 17 hours and 34 minutes
  • Mexico – 16 hours and 52 minutes
  • Morocco – 17 hours and 12 minutes
  • Norway – 20 hours and 7 minutes
  • Pakistan – 16 hours and 33 minutes
  • Palestine – 17 hours and 39 minutes
  • Papa New Guinea – 13 hours and 10 minutes
  • Qatar – 15 hours and 37 minutes
  • Russia – 20 hours and 33 minutes
  • South Africa – 12 hours and 6 minutes
  • Spain – 18 hours and 27 minutes
  • Sudan – 16 hours and 41 minutes
  • Sweden 20 hours and 3 minutes
  • Syria – 17 hours and 21 minutes
  • Tunisia – 16 hours and 48 minutes
  • United Arab Emirates – 15 hours and 23 minutes
  • United States of America – 16 hours and 22 minutes
  • Yemen – 14 hours and 46 minutes

All Muslims located around the world will find this list helpful as they will know exactly how long they will have to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, according to where they are located on earth. As we can see, Muslims living in some countries have great advantage as the fasting hours in the country are only around 12 to 13 hours; where as Muslims living in some countries are not so lucky as they will have to fast for periods around 20 hours per day, which will leave them only 4 hours every day. Wherever you may be, all we have to say is, Happy Fasting!

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