Muslims gearing up for holy month of Ramadan

Muslims gearing up for holy month of Ramadan

Thousands and thousands of Muslims are gearing up for the holy month of Ramadan, throughout which strict fasting is noticed from dawn to sundown.

This is a have a look at how worshippers world wide mark this time, which consists of particular prayers, blessings and fasting. 

For the primary time, London’s Piccadilly Circus was illuminated with particular lights on the eve of Ramadan.

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Individuals set up torches that learn “God” to welcome the holy fasting month, in Sleman, Indonesia, on Sunday.

Lit torches at night that outline the word God to welcome the holy month of Ramadan.

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A shopkeeper waits for prospects at a stall inside a shopping center adorned with festive lights in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday.

A shopkeeper at a stall is seen through strings of lights in green, yellow and purple colours ahead of Ramadan.

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Performing rukyah

Officers with Malaysia’s Islamic Authority stand by a theodolite, which they use to carry out rukyah, the sighting of the brand new moon to find out the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Wednesday.

Officials use a theodolite to perform rukyah, the sighting of the new moon that signals the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

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A lady checks a telescope earlier than trying for the moon, close to the Dome of the Rock shrine on the Aqsa mosque compound, within the previous metropolis of Jerusalem on Tuesday.

A woman looks into a telescope to check out the moon head of the start of Ramadan.

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Conventional lanterns, meals

Forward of Ramadan, folks store for a standard lantern known as a fanous at a market store in Cairo’s central Sayyida Zainab district on March 12.

People browse at a market stall selling traditional lanterns and foodstuff ahead of Ramadan.

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Youngsters rejoice with songs and a standard lantern within the Zeitun district of Gaza Metropolis on March 18.

A girl holds a small traditional lantern with her left hand, with a child watching in the background standing against a wall

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Volunteers inventory donations on the Muslim Welfare Canada meals financial institution in Scarborough, Ont., on Wednesday. Meals financial institution donations, in addition to utilization, spike throughout the month of Ramadan, in response to its director Shahid Khan.

People stock shelves at a food bank for Muslim clientele in Scarborough, Ont.

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Individuals purchase snacks at a wholesale market in Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday.

People shopping at a wholesale market with bulk colourful nuts, chips and foods on display at a stall.

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Sellers at Kawran Bazar fish market wait for prospects in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday.

Sellers at a fish market with whole fish laid out in large round bowls

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Particular prayers

Worshippers pray on the Grand Mosque on Tuesday within the holy metropolis of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, residence of the holiest shrine in Islam.

Worshippers in white garb pray at a mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Worshippers carry out a night prayer known as tarawih, marking the primary eve of the holy fasting month, at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta on Wednesday. 

Muslim women pack a mosque for an evening prayer called 'tarawih' that marks the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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Muslims attend a night prayer exterior Lakemba Mosque in a suburb of Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday.

Worshippers pray at a mosque

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