Skip to comments.Ramadan Fast: 15 Hours in UAE; 20 in Germany
Posted on 06/12/2014 1:25:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
But only 10 hours in Chile
Ramadan is just around three weeks ahead and again it will include the longest and hottest days in the year. If you are bracing for the Holy month, you should know that you are going to refrain from food and drink for as long as 15 hours.
That is the case in many other Arab countries but not in the distant parts of the world. In the southern hemisphere, where winter has started, the fasting day is as short as 10 hours while in the northern hemisphere, it is as long as 20 hours.
A global Ramadan fasting map released by the Abu Dhabi-based International Astronomy Centre showed the average fasting hours during Ramadan, which starts towards the end of June, are as long as 15 hours in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
In Saudi Arabia and south Yemen, they are around 14 hours while in Iraq, Syria and nearby countries they are between 15.5 and16 hours.
Although they are among the longest fasting hours in history, they remained far below the average fasting hours in the northern hemisphere, according to the report.
It put them at about 17 hours in Turkey, 18 hours in north Italy, 19 hours in central France, and nearly 20 hours in south Germany.
In the opposite part of earth, in Chile, the average fasting hours in Ramadan are as short as 10 hours
Sharjah Police readies Ramadan cannons
In preparation to the Holy month of Ramadan, Sharjah Police have readied 12 Ramadan cannons. They will be operational in various parts of the emirate during the Holy month, said Major-General Hamid Mohammed Hudaidi Commander in Chief of Sharjah Police.
The cannons are fired during Ramadan at sunset to notify that it is time to break the fast.
Maj-Gen Hudaidi said the cannons have been tested to ensure they are working properly and the people assigned to operate them handle them correctly.
Does this mean all the fighting in the mideast will stop for a while? LOL
Wow, what a sacrifice.
And can you perverts leave the nubile young boys and goats alone for 15 hours?
Did mohammed (Piss Be Upon Him) refrain from his 8 year old "wife" for 15 hours?
You mohametans make me vomit.
Just fast for, say around ten months. That’ll solve a lot of problems.
Big Freakin deal I fast from sunset to sunrise 365 days a year.
My daughter teaches 3rd grade and had a couple Muzzie kids in her class.
Her school is on a new system where they start beginning of August and have more days off during the term.
She said the kids were in tough shape by the end of the day from not eating .
I understand that if they can’t handle a fifteen hour fast, avoiding oxygen for thirty minutes will do.
The guys north of the Arctic Circle are going to go most of a month.
I’m at 96 hours now, but that includes water and coffee (black).
And I’m still alive...LOL.
Actually, there are a number of exemptions to the requirement to fast for Ramadan. One of them is for young children.
So, when is Hussein Obama gonna take his “summer” vacation again?
I used to see new Mercedes wrapped around bridge abutments during Ramadan when I was in Saudi Arabia during Gulf War I.
Seems the fasting populace were falling asleep due to low blood sugar and unlike Jesus, Allah didn’t take the wheel.
At least that is what I was told.
New pile of cars almost every day.
Interesting. Not sure how much commonality they have across all their different sects. It just seems crazy to have young children observing that.