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Ramadan Number Crunch

29 Jun 2014

From fasting to the weather forecast, here’s a bunch of figures for you…

56%
People worldwide who break their fast with dates.

41°C
The forecast average temperature during this year’s Holy Month, according to US meteorological service AccuWeather.

5
Pillars (duties) of Islam, of which fasting is one. The others are shahada (confession of faith), salat (prayer), zakat (almsgiving) and hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).

40

Varieties of dates grown in the UAE.

2.5%
The percentage of personal wealth Muslims should donate to those in need in observing zakat.

AD610
Year in which Islam was revealed to the Prophet (PBUH).