Ramadhan-2019: A Photo Essay

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Srinagar

Ramadhan or Ramzan is the ninth month of the Muslim Islamic calendar and month of fasting that is considered to be one of the five Pillars of Islam.

Ramadhan is meant to be a month of charity, worship and abstinence and during this month, Muslims fast from dusk until dawn, unless they are ill, pregnant, breastfeeding, or travelling. The time spent for fasting is meant to be used for prayer, charity, spirituality, and for purifying the mind and body. The actual beginning of Ramadan is determined by the sighting of the new moon or astronomical calculations. Because of this, the actual date when Ramadan begins each year differs from year to year.

A gathering of customers buying dates for Iftaari in Srinagar on May 10, 2019. KL image

 

people buying vegetables in Srinagar on May 10, 2019. KL image

 

A drummer (Seharkhaan) who wakes up people for Sehri. KL image

 

A group of men including children performing ablution (wudu) before entering the Mosque in Srinagar on May 10, 2019, KL image.

A man performing ablution outside historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar performing on May 10, 2019. KL image

 

Women devotees inside Jamia Masjid Srinagar performing prayers on May 10, 2019. KL image

 

Kashmiri Muslim devotees performing prayers in Srinagar on May 10, 2019. KL image

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