In many countries worldwide, Ramadan has started today, while in some countries yesterday was the first day of fasting. During fasting, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from the end of Suhr to the time of Iftar. These times vary from country to country. Let’s know which country will have the longest fast and which will have the shortest fast.
The duration of fasting is generally 10 to 18 hours, but depending on the geographical location, the fasting time varies in different countries. Fasting times are shorter in countries near the equator, while the duration is longer in northern and southern latitudes.
The main reason for the length and brevity of the fasting period is the sun, while in some countries such as Alaska and Greenland, the sun never sets, so the people fasting over there are allowed to set a specific time for Suhr and Iftar according to Makkah.
The longest day with the longest fast will be in Iceland which will cover more than 18 hours followed by Finland, Scotland, and Canada with a fasting span of 17 to 18 hours. Britain and France will fast for 16 to 17 hours, while in Switzerland, Italy, and Spain, the fast will be around 15 hours.
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The shortest fast will be in New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina which will be 12 hours. In Pakistan, India, Indonesia, etc there will be 13 to 14 hours of fasting. In the countries of the Gulf and the wider Middle East, the fast will be between 13 to 15 hours.