Every year on Ramadan, millions of Muslims worldwide fast from sunrise to sunset and there is more to it than just fasting. We look at some photos from around the world and show you what everyone is up to during this holy month. From Turkey to Malaysia, we show you some of people’s fasting month experience.
This Turkish lady is teaching her daughter how to pray at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Fun fact: Across any faith, religious baby names are the norm and plenty of parents have named their sons Ramadan.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Two men buying food for Iftar at Muhammad Bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi.
Fun fact: Dates are a popular choice to start breaking fast with.
A youth group in Iraq called the Iraqi Youth Renaissance helps the needy by organizing campaigns that caters to those in need, especially so during Ramadan.
Fun fact: During fasting month, Muslims abstain themselves from eating or drinking but there are a few loopholes. For those who are the elderly, sick, going through menstruation, pregnant and breast-feeding can be excused from fasting.
Muslims performing their Teraweeh prayers in the mosque located in Bangkok called Ridwanul-islam.
Vietnamese and Chinese converts add their own culture to the Ramadan month. During Iftar, they serve Vietnamese and Chinese dishes to break fast with.
Fun fact: Every year, the Ramadan month is different and is based on the lunar calendar.