Algeria recorded the longest fasting hours in the Arab world during Ramadan this year, with about 14 hours and 39 minutes on the first day of Ramadan, and 15 hours and 50 minutes on the last day of the month, as well as Tunisia.
The shortest and longest fasting in the Arab world
The Algerian newspaper “Al-Shorouk” stated in a report that the difference in fasting hours from one country to another is due to the site. Its geographical location, so fasting hours are prolonged in countries near the north of the globe, and decrease whenever we head towards the South Pole.
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Accordingly, the Comoros recorded the shortest fasting hours in the Arab world, during which Muslims fast in the capital. Moroni takes about 13 hours and 12 minutes on the first day of Ramadan, and 12 hours and 59 minutes on the last day of the month.
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The average fasting hours in most Arab countries ranges between 14 and 15 hours, while in some countries the number of fasts reaches. To 20 hours, and other countries only fast for 12 hours.
Tallest in Europe
In Russia, the number of fasting hours reaches the city of Murmansk, which is located on the rocky eastern coast of the Gulf. Cola to 20 hours and 45 minutes.
Finland ranks the longest in terms of the number of fasting hours in the world and within the European continent, where fasting arrives. Ramadan this year to 23 hours and 5 minutes.
And it shares with Finland the number of fasting hours, other Scandinavian countries such as Norway and Sweden.
The longest fasting hours among the Gulf countries
In a related context, a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences, Dr. Khaled Al-Zaq, said that the longest fasting hours. Among the Gulf states will be Kuwait.
Al-Zaq said in a video he posted on his Twitter page: “Because of the sphericity of the earth and the tilt of the sun, the length of fasting hours is so long. It varies with different times, and the month of Ramadan passes through the four seasons once every 33 years. The longest fasts are in the summer, and the shortest is in the winter.
Al-Zaq pointed out that the period of fasting increases with the passage of the days of Ramadan in the regions north of the equator because we live. On the threshold of the summer season.
He continued: “The longest fasting hours in the Arab countries will be on Algeria and Tunisia 14 hours and 39 minutes, and the last month is 14 hours and 50 minutes, and the least is on the Comoros.”
He explained that the longest fasting hours for Kuwait are 14 hours and 17 minutes at the beginning of Ramadan, and 15 hours and 19 minutes at the end of Ramadan.
The number of fasting hours in the Gulf countries
According to Forbes Middle East, fasting Prime Time Zone in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, can benefit from a short fast. Relatively speaking, 14 hours on the first day of Ramadan, 14 hours and 42 minutes on the last day, while in Mecca 13 hours and 51 minutes on the first day, and 14 hours and 7 minutes on the last day.
Those fasting in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, will spend 14 hours and 1 minute on the first day, and 14 hours and 41 minutes on the last day.
In Manama, Bahrain, the number of fasting hours will be 14 hours and 9 minutes on the first day, and 14 hours and 54 minutes on the last day.
In Iraq, the number of fasting hours is 14 hours and 27 minutes on the first day, while the fasting hours on the last day of Ramadan reach 15 hours and 30 minutes.
The crescent of the month of Ramadan
The International Astronomy Center announced that most countries in the world will investigate the crescent of the month of Ramadan on Monday, April 12 (Shaaban 29, 1442 AH), as the month of Shaban began on Monday, March 15, 2021 in most Islamic countries.
The International Astronomy Center said in a statement on its website that these countries are Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Iran. And the Sultanate of Oman, the Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and most of the non-Arab Islamic countries in Africa.
The statement indicated at the time that Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia began the month of Sha`ban on Sunday, March 14th, and accordingly, they will investigate. The crescent of the month of Ramadan on Sunday, April 11th.
The International Astronomy Center stated that for countries that will investigate the crescent on Sunday, the moon will be absent on that day before. Sunset and pairing will happen after sunset.
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