With fasting and prayer, Muslims mark the holy month of Ramadan across the globe

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world spend their time praying, fasting and performing good deeds.

FP Staff May 08, 2019 16:01:54 IST
Indonesian Muslims pray on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia on 5 May, 2019. Prayer or Salah is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The other four are Shahada or Faith, Zakat or Charity, Sawm or Fasting, and Hajj, which is the pilgrimage to Mecca. Reuters/Willy Kurniawan.
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Indonesian Muslims pray on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia on 5 May, 2019. Prayer or Salah is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The other four are Shahada or Faith, Zakat or Charity, Sawm or Fasting, and Hajj, which is the pilgrimage to Mecca. Reuters/Willy Kurniawan.
A girl carries food aid she received from the local charity, Mona Relief, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen on 5 May, 2019. Mona Relief is the Yemen Organisation for Humanitarian Relief and Development. Reuters/Khaled Abdullah.
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A girl carries food aid she received from the local charity, Mona Relief, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen on 5 May, 2019. Mona Relief is the Yemen Organisation for Humanitarian Relief and Development. Reuters/Khaled Abdullah.
A man arranges food plates for people in Peshawar, Pakistan. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, eating only once the sun has gone down, spending the day in prayer and reflection. Reuters/Fayaz Aziz.
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A man arranges food plates for people in Peshawar, Pakistan. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, eating only once the sun has gone down, spending the day in prayer and reflection. Reuters/Fayaz Aziz.
A Sudanese protester serves Iftar as they prepare to break their fast during the first day of Ramadan, in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan. <em>Iftar</em> or <em>Fatoor</em> is the meal that Muslims eat in the evening, to end the day's fasting, at sunset. Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah.
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A Sudanese protester serves Iftar as they prepare to break their fast during the first day of Ramadan, in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan. <em>Iftar</em> or <em>Fatoor</em> is the meal that Muslims eat in the evening, to end the day's fasting, at sunset. Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah.
Traditional decorations made of a thick fabric called <em>khayamiya</em> are displayed for sale at a stall in Cairo, Egypt. The textile was historically used to build tents in the Middle East and is now found primarily in Egypt. Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh.
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Traditional decorations made of a thick fabric called <em>khayamiya</em> are displayed for sale at a stall in Cairo, Egypt. The textile was historically used to build tents in the Middle East and is now found primarily in Egypt. Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh.
A man prepares cookies at a small traditional factory, on the first day of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan. Besides the evening meal, or <em>Iftar</em>, they also eat a meal just before dawn, called <em>Suhoor</em>. Reuters/Mohammad Ismail.
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A man prepares cookies at a small traditional factory, on the first day of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan. Besides the evening meal, or <em>Iftar</em>, they also eat a meal just before dawn, called <em>Suhoor</em>. Reuters/Mohammad Ismail.
A Palestinian woman sells vegetables on the first day of Ramadan, in the southern Gaza Strip. Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa.
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A Palestinian woman sells vegetables on the first day of Ramadan, in the southern Gaza Strip. Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa.
An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim woman visits a holy place, ahead of Ramadan in Najaf, Iraq. Visiting the mosque is something many Muslims do during Ramadan to pray. Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani.
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An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim woman visits a holy place, ahead of Ramadan in Najaf, Iraq. Visiting the mosque is something many Muslims do during Ramadan to pray. Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani.
A Muslim boy reads the Quran inside a mosque on the first day of Ramadan on the outskirts of Agartala, India. Ramadan is celebrated because this was the month when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Reuters/Jayanta Dey.
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A Muslim boy reads the Quran inside a mosque on the first day of Ramadan on the outskirts of Agartala, India. Ramadan is celebrated because this was the month when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Reuters/Jayanta Dey.
A man takes a rest as he waits for Iftar during Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. At the end of the month of Ramadan, there will be a three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, which starts with a sighting of the new moon. Reuters/Willy Kurniawan.
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A man takes a rest as he waits for Iftar during Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. At the end of the month of Ramadan, there will be a three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, which starts with a sighting of the new moon. Reuters/Willy Kurniawan.