You May Have To Fast Longer Than 14 Hours In The Coming Days Of Ramadan!

by Anupriya Mishra
You May Have To Fast Longer Than 14 Hours In The Coming Days Of Ramadan!

Ramadan is nearly over and so are the days of fasting. While there is happiness about the approaching Eid and all the festivities one can expect on this holy day, let’s be honest. There is a high chance that you will probably miss the excitement that comes along during the holy month of Ramadan. However, it is expected that the remaining days of Ramadan may result in Dubai residents fasting for over 14 hours each day.

Longer Fasting Hours In The Coming Days?

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During the month of Ramadan, fasting throughout the day has gradually been increasing and this trend may continue towards its end. It is expected that Muslims will end their fast at 6:47 PM on the last day of Ramadan, which is just over 14 hours. You might already be aware that the fasting hours are affected by the position of the sun and the duration of daylight.

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But, Why Is This Happening?

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The reason for this rising number of longer days and shorter nights has been attributed to Ramadan coinciding with the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result, the fasting period has been increasing ever so slightly with the passing day. However, it must be noted that the duration of a fast will vary according to the emirate that you are living in.

Moreover, it can be expected that the fasting time may surpass 14 hours today, which is April 10. For those who aren’t aware, fasting is an important pillar of Ramadan in Islam. The intent is to teach patience, empathy for those who aren’t fortunate enough, spiritual reflection, connection with god, and self-discipline. Muslims are also encouraged to partake in charitable acts during the day and reflect on the teachings of the Quran. As the fast is broken at sunset, it is done so with a humble meal of dates and water, which is then followed by a full-fledged meal with your entire family and friends.

So, if you too are fasting, this Ramadan, you can expect to fast longer hours in the coming days.

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