Inspirational records broken during the holy month of Ramadan

By Aya Ali

Ramadan is a month of the Islamic calendar (observed with the entrance of the ninth moon of the year), when Muslims all over the world fast from sun rise to sunset.

The period is also dedicated to doing good deeds, so here are four inspirational records which have broken during the holy month of Ramadan in recent years. 


Omo and Comfort, a pioneer in the cleaning and softening of fabrics from Unilever, broken the Guinness World Records title for the largest collection of clothes for donation in Dubai, UAE as part of the 2016 Ramadan Engagement Campaign named ‘Share a Touch of Love this Ramadan’. 

The companies managed to collect 295,122 pieces which then were distributed to the less fortunate. 

This record has been broken by Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar in India on March 9, 2019, collecting 329,250 items.


In the year 2015, Sharjah Asset Management in the UAE broke the record for the largest standing lantern in the fresh food market Souq Al Jubail in Sharjah with a height of 13.09 m (42 ft 11 in) and a width of 5 m (16 ft 4.85 in). This massive lantern was created as part of the Souq’s Ramadan Festival.

On 24 January 2019 the record was broken, a lantern with a size of 18.59 m (61 ft) and a width of 14.15 m (46 ft 5 in) was built by Zibo Yudaihu Ecological Village (China) in Zibo, Shandong, China.


The largest qatayef weighed 104.75 kg (230 lb) was donated by Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was cooked by Dana Bakery (Palestine) in Bethlehem, Palestine, on August 27, 2010. A group of 15 people cooked the Qatayef over a period of 3 hours. The qatayef had a base of 67.45 kg (148 lb), a filling of 44 kg (96 lb) and a topping of 68 kg (149 lb).


Ajman Municipality & Planning Department (UAE) achieved the Guinness World Records title for the longest table measuring 2,983.64 meters (9,493 feet,7 inches) in the Emirate of Ajman in the UAE on 10 June 2018. 

The table was created to serve Iftar for 6,000 people

We wish you Ramadan Kareem!