Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar year and fasting in this month is considered one of the five pillars of Islam.
Muslims around the globe observe fasting from dawn to sunset.
According to Islamic teachings, Muslims should observe Ramadan after the visual sightings of the crescent moon, which is generally announced by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs.
In midsummer, which is coinciding this year with Ramadan, the fasting hours would be much longer than in previous years.
Fasting for long hours would be unbearable for people living closer to the North Pole compared to their counterparts in other parts of the globe.
Another challenge for Muslims this year is the hot weather, especially for those living in the scorching desert in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, southern Africa, and southern Morocco.
At its longest, the fasting hours can last for more than 21 hours.
Other countries in the northern hemisphere including Finland, Norway, Sweden and Greenland will have fasting hours of more than 20 hours.
At its shortest, Muslims in countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Chile and South Africa will have to fast only for 11.15 to 11.30 hours.
As for the Middle East, the fasting time will last between 13 to 16 hours in different countries, but with high temperatures.
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