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Ramadan 2022: Longest and shortest fast duration all around the world
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Ramadan 2022: Longest and shortest fast duration all around the world

Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, has begun! In Southeast Asia, the fast will last the same amount of time as in past years.

Singapore (13.5 hours), Malaysia (13.5 hours), Indonesia (13) and Thailand (13.5 hours) are the fastest (14). It can't go more than 14 hours.

However, the fast duration will be the longest in Nordic countries. It's possible that you've fasted for 20 hours. The change in fasting duration is due to the sun's annual apparent motion and its various positions.

Several countries in the northern hemisphere of the equator will experience longer fasting periods, particularly those with summer in certain months and hence receive more sunshine than the south.

Fasting durations for Muslims in Reykjavik, Iceland, for example, will set a new record this year at 16 hours 50 minutes.

Countries in the southern hemisphere, on the other hand, have shorter fasting periods. Muslims in New Zealand, Argentina, and South Africa, for example, will fast for an average of only 11 to 12 hours.

For Ramadan 2022, here is a list of fasting durations from throughout the world:

Longest Fast Duration Time All Around (Ramadan 2022)

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Shortest Fast Duration Time All Around (Ramadan 2022)

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

Because Muslims use the light of the sun to determine when they should fast, fasting will begin at daybreak and end at sunset. During Ramadan, countries that are not exposed to the sun for weeks at a time, as well as those with exceptionally extended daylight hours, face the opposite difficulty because the sun shines about 20 hours a day.

There appears to be an existing solution to this problem, in which the location of the sun is ignored and fasting hours are determined by sunrise and sunset periods, which make more sense than other times.

Residents in countries where sunset and sunset are fewer than 3 hours apart are authorized to adopt the timetable of another city, according to the fatwa. Following the fasting time in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for example, which is around 15 hours every day.

The same fatwa applies to places above the Arctic Circle, such as Scandinavia, Russia, and Alaska, where the sun does not set for weeks. Local Muslims in Scandinavia who fast for more than 20 hours can observe the fast in Makkah, according to a fatwa given by the Islamic Center of Northern Norway.

Source: TheIslamicInformation.com

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