These beautiful images capture the spirit of Ramzan around the world
Millions of Muslims across the world are currently observing Ramzan, the holy month of fasting, by performing extra prayers and other religious activities that go with it.
During these 30 days, Muslims will fast from dawn until dusk, abstaining from food, water and acts that are considered immoral. During Ramzan, Muslims wake before dawn and eat a meal called suhoor. After this meal, they go on a fast, breaking it only at sunset with a meal known as iftar.
Fasting during Ramzan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The others are faith, prayer, charity and pilgrimage to Mecca. Ramzan is intended to teach self-control, tolerance, discipline, forgiveness and a spiritual reformation and, for those who want to get closer to Allah, this period is especially auspicious.
For me, Ramzan is a time to reflect - it is about reassessing my connection with Allah and trying to build a strong bond with Him. At times it gets tough when your brain seems to be working slower and you fumble, when you see people eating and when the smell of food reaches you, but that’s what it’s all about - a test of patience and will.
As Muslims around the world pray, fast and give alms during the first week of Ramzan. Here are some amazing photos of Ramzan from around world.