In pictures: Ramazan at night

During Ramazan, night time is an opportunity to go out meet family, friends, for communal prayer


Social Desk April 27, 2020
A Palestinian boy waves a homemade sparkler firework as he celebrates ahead of the holy fasting month, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19),in the southern Gaza Strip. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

During the holy month of Ramazan, night time, for most Muslims, is an opportunity to go out meet family, friends and for communal prayer. This year the celebrations are more muted.

Palestinian family break their fast during iftar dinner of Ramadan in Gaza City, Gaza on April 26, 2020. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY Palestinian family break their fast during iftar dinner of Ramazan in Gaza City, Gaza on April 26, 2020. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY

This year Ramazan for most Muslims will be unlike any they have experienced before.

Anti-govt protesters gather for iftar dinner in Baghdad, Iraq on April 26, 2020. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY Anti-govt protesters gather for iftar dinner in Baghdad, Iraq on April 26, 2020. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY

Hundreds of millions of Muslims began a month of no food or drink from dawn to dusk.

People release sky lanterns as they celebrate the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Sidon, Lebanon, on April 23, 2020. PHOTO: AFP People release sky lanterns as they celebrate the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramazan in Sidon, Lebanon, on April 23, 2020. PHOTO: AFP

Precautions against the coronavirus will mean large public gatherings celebrating Ramazan are off the menu. For millions around the world, the breaking of the fast is a communal event which this year will be limited to the closest of family relations.

mid a national lockdown, a cannon overlooking Sarajevo's Old Town is fired on at sunset to mark the beginning of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Bosnia-Herzegovina. PHOTO: AFP Amid a national lockdown, a cannon overlooking Sarajevo's Old Town is fired on at sunset to mark the beginning of the holy Muslim month of Ramazan in Bosnia-Herzegovina. PHOTO: AFP

Caretakers of the Jama Masjid mosque perform evening prayer on the first day of Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan during a nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Delhi, India on April 25, 2020. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY Caretakers of the Jama Masjid mosque perform evening prayer on the first day of Muslim holy fasting month of Ramazan during a nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Delhi, India on April 25, 2020. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY

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