The month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During this time, 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide consider it their religious duty to fast from sunrise to sunset. They abstain from all so-called worldly desires such as eating, drinking, smoking, and sexual activities. This time is used by the majority of Muslims to reboot their relationship with God, their lifestyle, and their health. The majority of Muslims plan to increase their religious worship, pray more regularly, and commit more ‘good deeds’. During this time many reconsider their lifestyle choices: some plan to work out more often during their fast to better their physical wellbeing.
Breaking the fast
When the sun sets and the fasting day ends, it is custom for Muslims worldwide to break their fast with a date and some water before having a proper meal. Although dates are already a stable food throughout the year in the Middle East and North Africa, the consumption increases sharply during the fasting month. Traditionally Muslims enjoy breaking the fast together with friends and family at gatherings. This was impeded in the past two years through the social distancing and restrictions imposed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Middle Eastern and North African region, school, business, and working hours are traditionally reduced. People spend more time at home with their families, going to their mosque, praying, and other religious duties such as reading the Quran. However, Ramadan is also prime time for TV consumption, as viewing increases by a significant amount. Major new TV series and films are released during this month, which also affects advertisement sales and prices.
This text provides general information. Statista assumes no
liability for the information given being complete or correct.
Due to varying update cycles, statistics can display more up-to-date
data than referenced in the text.
In the following 6 chapters, you will quickly find the 34 most important statistics relating to "Ramadan ".