Observing ramadhan, around the world

Sharing some of good pictures taken by Reuters, AP and Getty Images photographers compiled by The Big Pictures / Boston.com, nice effort by them 🙂


A child prepares food for Iftar (evening meal) before the breaking of fast on the first day of Ramadan at Memon Mosque in Karachi, Pakistan on September 2, 2008. (REUTERS/Athar Hussain)

from boston.com

Muslim faithful throughout the world are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan. Observant Muslims participate in fasting (sawm), one of the five pillars of their faith, this entire Lunar month (this year it extends from September 1st to the 30th). Eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity is prohibited from dawn until sunset, when the fast is broken with the evening meal called Iftar. Local customs define varying traditions, including differing types of food used to break the daily fast. The fasting is meant to teach a person patience, humility and sacrifice, to set aside time to ask forgiveness, practice self-restraint, and pray for guidance in the future.

a lot of powerful expression, emotive and beautiful there, lets see and learn how the pros did it!

more images is here –> http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/observing_ramadan.html

Selamat Hari Raya to all, from fadzli azna aaqil and alyaa 🙂

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