More than 15 days have passed since the ninth month of the Islamic year, Ramadan arrived and the joy of this holy month can be seen all over the world. Muslims from every corner of the world are observing Ramadan as they perform fasts from dawn to dusk without having a single bite of food or a drop of water throughout the holy month.
This month is considered to be of major significance in Islam as the holy book of Quran was sent down to the lowest heaven on this month.
To bring in the divine and for purifying oneself, in this month, every Muslim fasts during Ramadan to focus on prayers as fasting during this month is one of the five pillars of Islam (the four being, faith, prayer, charity and a pilgrimage to Mecca).
People wait for this holy month, and when it arrives, they celebrate it with their loved ones sharing some unforgettable moments.
Let us have a look at how the people throughout the world, from the war-damaged scenes of Syria to the stock breaking Manhattan of America are celebrating this divine month.
(This story was originally covered on 13th June 2017 and has been updated on 25th June 2017)
Religion, if thought on a colossal spectrum is a platform which unites people from all over, irrespective of their country, continent, colour or gender. With shared belief and love for each other, every Muslim honour the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad by fasting throughout the month.
Despite the terror in the nation, we can still see many people in Syria celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.
Man reading Quran at Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani's shrine, in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Muslim American woman doing afternoon prayer at the Islamic Cultural Center in Manhattan.
A Palestinian woman praying at the old city of Jerusalem.
Man reading Quran during the fasting month of Ramadan.
A child preparing plates for Iftar, the evening meal
A woman praying at a shrine before breaking her fast.
Women posing for a selfie as they prepare to break their fast on an old street in Istanbul.
Fishermen preparing to break their fast at the coast of sea after a long day of work.
An official looking for the moon to come, through a telescope.
See, the little boy performing Tarawih prayer with the elders to mark the start of Ramadan at a mosque.
Muslims praying on the first day at Istiqlal Mosque.
Iftar items on sale at Dhaka's old Chawkbazar.
Wishing all our Muslims readers a happy Ramadan month ahead.