From Iceland to Australia to the Middle East and beyond, many of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims have been celebrating Ramadan for the past month. The ninth month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan, which is also known as “Night of Power” or Laylat al Qadr, marks the time when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
While fasting can be a challenge for many, it can be much harder for others simply because of where they live.
According to our infographic, the time between the Fajr prayer in the morning and the Maghrib prayer at sunset for Muslims in Reykjavik, Iceland, is a very long 21 hours and 57 minutes, while those living in Sydney, Australia, only have to wait nine hours and 56 minutes.
It’s no surprise at this time of the year that European countries have the longest fasting times, while those in the southern hemisphere have the shortest.
But as Ramadan comes to an end and Oman prepares to welcome Eid al Fitr shortly, Y takes a look at how the Holy Month was celebrated in towns and cities around the world this year.