In pictures: Ramazan 2019

Muslims across the globe prepare for Ramazan

Afp/Reuters May 06, 2019
Children play as Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP

Muslims across the world are preparing for Islam's holy month of Ramadan, which is calculated on the sighting of the new moon, and during which they fast from dawn until dusk.

3.Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP

An Iraqi man prepares sweets, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in a sweet shop in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS An Iraqi man prepares sweets, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in a sweet shop in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Indonesian observatory officer checks a telescope before looking for the moon to mark the start of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, at Lhoknga beach in Aceh province. PHOTO: AFP An Indonesian observatory officer checks a telescope before looking for the moon to mark the start of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, at Lhoknga beach in Aceh province. PHOTO: AFP

Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP

People shop ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS People shop ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

Dates are being sold at a market, ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt. PHOTO: REUTERS Dates are being sold at a market, ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt. PHOTO: REUTERS

Muslims buy dates at a market in preparation for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP Muslims buy dates at a market in preparation for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

A man bargains with a dates seller at the Bahrain Central Market, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Manama, Bahrain. PHOTO: REUTERS A man bargains with a dates seller at the Bahrain Central Market, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Manama, Bahrain. PHOTO: REUTERS

5.Iraqi Shia Muslims visit holy places, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS Iraqi Shia Muslims visit holy places, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

People shop ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS People shop ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

A muslim man prays during a noon prayer before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS A muslim man prays during a noon prayer before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Muslim women chat outside a mosque before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS Muslim women chat outside a mosque before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

 

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