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Ramzan around the world

World | News18.com | May 29, 2017, 1:08 pm
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 India: An Indian Muslim offers prayers before breaking his fast on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramzan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Islam's holiest month is a period of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Just before the fast, Muslims have a pre-dawn meal to get them through the day. Most Muslims break their fast like the Prophet Muhammad did some 1,400 years ago, with a sip of water and some dates at sunset. (Image: AP)

India: An Indian Muslim offers prayers before breaking his fast on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramzan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Islam's holiest month is a period of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Just before the fast, Muslims have a pre-dawn meal to get them through the day. Most Muslims break their fast like the Prophet Muhammad did some 1,400 years ago, with a sip of water and some dates at sunset. (Image: AP)

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 Indonesia: A whirling dervish performs as Muslim men wait for the time to break their fast at Istiqlal Grand Mosque during the second day of Ramzan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Muslims throughout the world are observing Ramzan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset. (Image: AP)

Indonesia: A whirling dervish performs as Muslim men wait for the time to break their fast at Istiqlal Grand Mosque during the second day of Ramzan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Muslims throughout the world are observing Ramzan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset. (Image: AP)

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 Turkey: Backdropped by the iconic Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, a man poses for pictures in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Saturday, May 27, 2017 on the first day of the fasting month of Ramzan. The lights read in Turkish: 'Welcome, the Sultan of 11 months'. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramzan - a month of fasting during which the observants abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. (Image: AP)

Turkey: Backdropped by the iconic Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, a man poses for pictures in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Saturday, May 27, 2017 on the first day of the fasting month of Ramzan. The lights read in Turkish: 'Welcome, the Sultan of 11 months'. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramzan - a month of fasting during which the observants abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. (Image: AP)

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 Morocco: Ahmed Ben Baout, left, prepares the flour that the Moroccan family mix with almond, nuts and honey for a special pastry called 'Slilo' that they consume during the sacred month of Ramzan and for food to break their day-long fast in the old Habous neighborhood in Casablanca, Morocco, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Image: AP)

Morocco: Ahmed Ben Baout, left, prepares the flour that the Moroccan family mix with almond, nuts and honey for a special pastry called 'Slilo' that they consume during the sacred month of Ramzan and for food to break their day-long fast in the old Habous neighborhood in Casablanca, Morocco, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistan: People read the Muslim' holy book the Quran during Ramzan in Peshawar, Pakistan Saturday, May 27, 2017. In the holy month Ramzan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. (Image: AP)

Pakistan: People read the Muslim' holy book the Quran during Ramzan in Peshawar, Pakistan Saturday, May 27, 2017. In the holy month Ramzan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. (Image: AP)

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 Kenya: Muslims faithful gather for afternoon prayers at Masjid Noor, in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, May 27, 2017, during the First Day of the Islamic holy fasting month Ramzan. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramzan, during which observants fast from dawn till dusk. (Image: AP)

Kenya: Muslims faithful gather for afternoon prayers at Masjid Noor, in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, May 27, 2017, during the First Day of the Islamic holy fasting month Ramzan. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramzan, during which observants fast from dawn till dusk. (Image: AP)

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 Philippines: Filipino Muslims pray as they observe on the first day of the holy month of Ramzan at dawn Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Iligan city, southern Philippines. Iligan city is one of the safe havens for the tens of thousands of Marawi residents who have fled their city following the rampage by Muslim militants. (Image: AP)

Philippines: Filipino Muslims pray as they observe on the first day of the holy month of Ramzan at dawn Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Iligan city, southern Philippines. Iligan city is one of the safe havens for the tens of thousands of Marawi residents who have fled their city following the rampage by Muslim militants. (Image: AP)

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 Iran: Mahdi Sajed, right, member of supreme leader's office moonlighting team, searches the sky with binoculars for the new moon that signals the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramzan on top of the landmark, the Milad telecommunication tower, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 26, 2017. Iran announced the Saturday as the first day of month of Ramzan. (Image: AP)

Iran: Mahdi Sajed, right, member of supreme leader's office moonlighting team, searches the sky with binoculars for the new moon that signals the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramzan on top of the landmark, the Milad telecommunication tower, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 26, 2017. Iran announced the Saturday as the first day of month of Ramzan. (Image: AP)

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 Malaysia: Members of the Malaysian Islamic authority perform 'Rukyah Hilal Syawal,' the sighting of the new moon to determine the start of the holy fasting month of Ramzan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, May 26, 2017. (Image: AP)

Malaysia: Members of the Malaysian Islamic authority perform 'Rukyah Hilal Syawal,' the sighting of the new moon to determine the start of the holy fasting month of Ramzan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, May 26, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Algeria: A man prepares sweet cakes on the eve of the Ramzan, Friday May 26, 2017 in Algiers. (Image: AP)

Algeria: A man prepares sweet cakes on the eve of the Ramzan, Friday May 26, 2017 in Algiers. (Image: AP)

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 Egypt: A commercial name of a date called, 'Aleppo burning', is displayed for 20 EGP per kilogram (nearly US$ 1.1) at the date market in Cairo Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Image: AP)

Egypt: A commercial name of a date called, 'Aleppo burning', is displayed for 20 EGP per kilogram (nearly US$ 1.1) at the date market in Cairo Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Singapore: A Muslim devotee tears up as she performs tarawih prayers to mark the start of Ramzan at a mosque in Singapore May 26, 2017. (Image: Reuters)

Singapore: A Muslim devotee tears up as she performs tarawih prayers to mark the start of Ramzan at a mosque in Singapore May 26, 2017. (Image: Reuters)

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 Afghanistan: A man works in a traditional sweet factory during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramzan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 28 , 2017. (Image: AP)

Afghanistan: A man works in a traditional sweet factory during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramzan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 28 , 2017. (Image: AP)

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 India: Indian Muslims break their fast on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramzan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (Image: AP)

India: Indian Muslims break their fast on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramzan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Turkey: A Turkish army artillery unit marks the end of the fasting, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Saturday, May 27, 2017 on the first day of the fasting month of Ramzan. (Image: AP)

Turkey: A Turkish army artillery unit marks the end of the fasting, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Saturday, May 27, 2017 on the first day of the fasting month of Ramzan. (Image: AP)

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 Indonesia: An official looks through a telescope for the sighting of the new moon for the start of Ramzan at a religious boarding school in Jakarta, Indonesia May 26, 2017. (Image: Reuters)

Indonesia: An official looks through a telescope for the sighting of the new moon for the start of Ramzan at a religious boarding school in Jakarta, Indonesia May 26, 2017. (Image: Reuters)

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 Egypt: People look for lantern shaped key rings that match their names at a shop, the lantern is a tradition in Egypt dating back to the Fatimid Caliphate to decorate homes, mosques, shops and streets during the holy month of Ramzan, at a popular market in Cairo, Egypt, Monday May 22, 2017. (Image: AP)

Egypt: People look for lantern shaped key rings that match their names at a shop, the lantern is a tradition in Egypt dating back to the Fatimid Caliphate to decorate homes, mosques, shops and streets during the holy month of Ramzan, at a popular market in Cairo, Egypt, Monday May 22, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Indonesia: Students sit in circles as they read the holy book of Quran during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramzan at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Image: AP)

Indonesia: Students sit in circles as they read the holy book of Quran during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramzan at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Indonesia: Muslim men break their fast at Istiqlal Grand Mosque during the second day of Ramzan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (Image: AP)

Indonesia: Muslim men break their fast at Istiqlal Grand Mosque during the second day of Ramzan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (Image: AP)

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