Around The World In 60 Stunning Ramadan Images

Around The World In 60 Stunning Ramadan Images

“Ramadan is the month whose beginning is mercy, whose middle is forgiveness and whose end is freedom from fire.”

The 9th month of the Islamic Calendar is considered  most spiritual by many. And in the face of the community’s unfairly beleaguered nature in the world today, there is perhaps more beauty and power in this tradition than ever before. A spiritual month of abstinence that is bound to provoke reflection not only for those who practice the Islamic faith but also for those who exist on the peripheries of it.

Unlike most other major religious occasions around the globe, the image of Ramadan is not one designed to evoke a sense of hedonistic celebration. Rather, its subtlety draws on the sheer strength of human spirit and the beautiful restraint of will power.

In honour of the same, we continue our ‘Around The World Series’ with this collection of stunning images of Ramadan in all its many forms from across the globe.

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Students perform an afternoon prayer on the first day of Ramadan, at Ar Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Students perform an afternoon prayer on the first day of Ramadan, at Ar Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
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People nap while waiting to break their fast in Istiqlal mosque during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, on July 10, 2013
People nap while waiting to break their fast in Istiqlal mosque during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, on July 10, 2013
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Muslims pray in the first Tarawih to mark the start of the month of Ramadan in Cheng Ho Mosque on July 9, 2013 in Surabaya, Indonesia
Muslims pray in the first Tarawih to mark the start of the month of Ramadan in Cheng Ho Mosque on July 9, 2013 in Surabaya, Indonesia
Muslims pray in a mosque in Aksu, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China
Muslims pray in a mosque in Aksu, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China
Muslim women perform an evening prayer called tarawih marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia
Muslim women perform an evening prayer called tarawih marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia
Muslim clerics scan the horizon for the crescent moon that will determine the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Jakarta, Indonesia
Muslim clerics scan the horizon for the crescent moon that will determine the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Jakarta, Indonesia
Mosque workers prepare food for distribution to the poor and Muslims who come to break their fast at Noor Mosque in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 10, 2013
Mosque workers prepare food for distribution to the poor and Muslims who come to break their fast at Noor Mosque in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 10, 2013
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Indian Muslims offer prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan outside the Bandra railway station in Mumbai
Indian Muslims offer prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan outside the Bandra railway station in Mumbai
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Floral offerings are laid out for visitors making pilgrimages to visit the graves of family members before Ramadan, on July 9, 2013 in Surabaya, Indonesia
Floral offerings are laid out for visitors making pilgrimages to visit the graves of family members before Ramadan, on July 9, 2013 in Surabaya, Indonesia
family reads verses from the Koran at a relative's grave in a cemetery, a day before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Jakarta, on July 9, 2013
family reads verses from the Koran at a relative's grave in a cemetery, a day before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Jakarta, on July 9, 2013
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An overcrowded passenger boat on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh
An overcrowded passenger boat on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh
An Israeli border policewoman checks the documents of Palestinian women as they cross a checkpoint in Bethlehem on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, on August 17, 2012
An Israeli border policewoman checks the documents of Palestinian women as they cross a checkpoint in Bethlehem on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, on August 17, 2012
An Indonesian Muslim man reads the Quran at a mosque on July 9, 2013 in Jakarta
An Indonesian Muslim man reads the Quran at a mosque on July 9, 2013 in Jakarta
An Indian boy has his hand pushed away as he tries to take donated food from a volunteer before breaking the Ramadan fast at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin in New Delhi
An Indian boy has his hand pushed away as he tries to take donated food from a volunteer before breaking the Ramadan fast at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin in New Delhi
An Afghan worker carries sweets at a traditional factory ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2013
An Afghan worker carries sweets at a traditional factory ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2013
A Yemeni girl wearing traditional costume, attends a festival for children to welcome the Holy month of Ramadan in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen
A Yemeni girl wearing traditional costume, attends a festival for children to welcome the Holy month of Ramadan in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen
A worker displays cookies at a home made cookies factory during Ramadan in Jakarta
A worker displays cookies at a home made cookies factory during Ramadan in Jakarta
A woman sells dates and cereals in a street market in Abobo, suburb of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, on July 9, 2013, on the first day of Ramadan
A woman sells dates and cereals in a street market in Abobo, suburb of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, on July 9, 2013, on the first day of Ramadan
A woman looks at products as she buys food supplies at a supermarket, as Muslims prepare for the fasting month of Ramadan in Dubai, on July 8, 2013
A woman looks at products as she buys food supplies at a supermarket, as Muslims prepare for the fasting month of Ramadan in Dubai, on July 8, 2013
A vendor prepares Jallab and Rose, traditional Ramadan drinks, in preparation for Muslims breaking their fast at sundown in Sidon's Old City in southern Lebanon
A vendor prepares Jallab and Rose, traditional Ramadan drinks, in preparation for Muslims breaking their fast at sundown in Sidon's Old City in southern Lebanon
A pastry chef holds a tray of Arabic sweets at his bakery in Gaza City on the eve of the start of Ramadan,
A pastry chef holds a tray of Arabic sweets at his bakery in Gaza City on the eve of the start of Ramadan,
A Palestinian boy looks at a traditional Ramadan lantern in a street market in Gaza City, on July 6, 2013
A Palestinian boy looks at a traditional Ramadan lantern in a street market in Gaza City, on July 6, 2013
A Palestinian arranges qatayef, a dessert traditionally eaten during Ramadan, for sale on the first day of Ramadan in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 10, 2013
A Palestinian arranges qatayef, a dessert traditionally eaten during Ramadan, for sale on the first day of Ramadan in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 10, 2013
A Palestinian arranges dates for sale on the first day of Ramadan in a market in the West Bank city of Ramallah
A Palestinian arranges dates for sale on the first day of Ramadan in a market in the West Bank city of Ramallah
A Pakistani Muslim performs ablutions before evening prayer at historical Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 10, 2013
A Pakistani Muslim performs ablutions before evening prayer at historical Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 10, 2013
A girl displays traditional paintings on her hand in front of a local Koranic school on the second day of Ramadan in Nigeria's northern city of Kano
A girl displays traditional paintings on her hand in front of a local Koranic school on the second day of Ramadan in Nigeria's northern city of Kano
A child walks near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France on the first day of Ramadan
A child walks near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France on the first day of Ramadan
A child leans down near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France on the first day of Ramadan, July 9, 2013
A child leans down near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France on the first day of Ramadan, July 9, 2013
A Palestinian man reads verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, at al Omari mosque on the first day of Ramadan, on July 10, 2013 in Gaza City
A Palestinian man reads verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, at al Omari mosque on the first day of Ramadan, on July 10, 2013 in Gaza City
An Indonesian woman plays a game on her tablet during a sermon on the first night of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta
An Indonesian woman plays a game on her tablet during a sermon on the first night of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta
Egyptians shop in a market on the eve of Ramadan, the sacred holy month for Muslims where many will fast from sun up to sun down, on July 9, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt
Egyptians shop in a market on the eve of Ramadan, the sacred holy month for Muslims where many will fast from sun up to sun down, on July 9, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt
Page by Michael Gold - A Sri Lankan Muslim prays after breaking his fast at a mosque in Colombo
Page by Michael Gold - A Sri Lankan Muslim prays after breaking his fast at a mosque in Colombo
Muslims attend an evening communal prayer session called Tarawih to mark the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Bajrakli mosque in Belgrade, Serbia
Muslims attend an evening communal prayer session called Tarawih to mark the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Bajrakli mosque in Belgrade, Serbia
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