• Interviews, Current Affairs
    Mon, 8:05 am - 9:00 am


Radio Islam Logo

((( Listen Live )))))
Radio Islam Logo

[INFOGRAPHIC] How long will you be Fasting this Ramadan? – Ramadan Fasting Hours Around the World

Apr 10, 2021

Faizel Patel – 08/04/2021

(Twitter: @FaizelPatel143)

With little less than a week before the blessed month of Ramadan begins, South Africa will be fasting between eleven and twelve hours a day.

This is in stark contrast to some other parts of the world where the fast lasts up to 21 plus hours.

Ramadan begins 10 to 12 days earlier each year because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar “Hijri” calendar with months that are 29 to 30 days long.

The next time Ramadan will start around 13 April will be about 33 years from now, or the year 2054.

According to Al Jazeera, Muslims living in the world’s southernmost countries such as Chile or New Zealand will fast an average of 11 hours, Makkah between 14 and 15 hours, those living in northern countries such as Iceland or Norway will have an 18+ hour fast.

For Muslims living in the Northern Hemisphere, the number of fasting hours will be a bit shorter this year and will continue to decrease until 2032, which is the year Ramadan will fall during the winter solstice, the longest day of the Northern year.


Prime Spot!!!


Related Articles

Forty-Eight More People Succumb to COVID-19 in South Africa

Forty-Eight More People Succumb to COVID-19 in South Africa

Faizel Patel – 18/04/2021 (Twitter: @FaizelPatel143) Forty-eight more people have also died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, pushing the national death toll to 53,711 The Health Department says another 1,325 more infections were also picked up over...

read more
Israeli Air Strikes Target Gaza During Ramadhaan

Israeli Air Strikes Target Gaza During Ramadhaan

Following Hamas having gained control of Gaza in 2007, the enclaves land and sea borders were blockaded by Israel. Gaza has since been regularly targeted. Al Jazeera reports that in the latest attack, the second in the space of days, the Israeli military has carried...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *