Muslims welcome holy month of Ramadan

Posted : 2019-05-07 15:20 Updated : 2019-05-07 15:29
In this June 30, 2014 file photo, an Indian Muslim father holds the hands of his daughter in his palms and prays before breaking fast on the first day of holy month Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India. Most Muslims around the world began fasting on Monday, May 6, 2019, for the start of the month of Ramadan. AP

Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta on May 5, 2019. - Ramadan in Indonesia begins on May 6, with devotees fasting from dawn to dusk until Eid celebrations marking the end of the holy month. AFP

Muslim women perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih' during the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, May 6, 2019. AP

Pakistani Muslims perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih' during the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, May 6, 2019. AP

Pakistani Muslims pray during an evening prayer called 'tarawih' during the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, May 6, 2019. AP

In this July 4, 2014 file photo, a Palestinian girl reads the Quran, Islam's holy book during Ramadan, at sunset in Gaza City. Most Muslims around the world began fasting on Monday, May 6, 2019, for the start of the month of Ramadan. AP

Muslims pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Turkish Ulu Mosque in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 05 May 2019 (issued 06 May 2019). EPA

Muslim girls read the Quran at a mosque during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Bali, Indonesia. AP

Indonesian students prepare to read the Koran on the first day of Ramadan at Ar-Raudhatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 06 May 2019. EPA

A Muslim woman renters the Masjid At-Tawheed mosque on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Port-au-Prince on May 6, 2019. AFP

FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, people take a ride at an amusement park during Eid al-Fitr celebrations, that mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Baghdad, Iraq. Most Muslims around the world began fasting Monday, May 6, 2019, to mark the start of Ramadan. The end of Ramadan is marked by intense worship, early morning Eid prayers the day after Ramadan and then families typically spend the day at parks, eating in the sunshine for the first time in a month. AP

An Algerian man sells dattes during the first day of Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a market in Algiers, Algeria, 06 May 2019. EPA

This picture taken on May 4, 2019 shows Indonesians taking part in a torch parade to welcome the holy month of Ramadan in Medan, North Sumatra. AFP

Lights reading in Turkish: 'Welcome, the Sultan of 11 months', decorate the minarets of the iconic Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Monday, May 6, 2019, on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan. AP

Pakistani volunteers arrange food or "Iftari", for people fast during the month of Ramadan at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, May 6, 2019. AP

An Afghan family pray as they prepare to break their fast with the Iftar meal at sundown, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 6, 2019. AP

Sudanese protesters eat as they break their fast during the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan in front of the defense ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan, May 6, 2019. Reuters

Muslims queue for food to break their fast in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on May 6, 2019, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. AFP

People carry food aid they received from the local charity, Mona Relief, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen May 5, 2019. Reuters

A Muslim man offer prayers prior iftar, the meal after sunset, at the Masjid At-Tawheed mosque on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Port-au-Prince on May 6, 2019. AFP