• Prayers & Duties >> Sawm (Fasting)

    Question ID: 66728Country: Sultante of Oman

    Title: How to calculate fasting time in a part of Sweden where the day lasts more than 20 hours?

    Question: Since the days are long in a part of Sweden lasting more than 20 hours. How to calculate the fasting times?

    Answer ID: 66728

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 797/683/D=11/1437)

    In the reply of such a question it is written in Fatwa Mahmoodia that the place where the length of the day is more than eighteen hours the healthy people of the place usually are habitual to bear such a long day. Hence in that place the same long  day shall be considered, there is no need to calculate it otherwise. Hence in the question mentioned above the fasting of Sweden shall be according to their day of twenty hours. (Fatwa Mahmoodia: 10/32, pub. Darul Maarif)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India