As the holy month of Ramadan begins, Muslims in India are preparing to fast and pray. For many, this is a time of spiritual reflection and self-improvement.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and smoking from dawn to dusk. They are also encouraged to read the Quran, pray and do good deeds.
For Indian Muslims, Ramadan is a time to reconnect with their faith and community. It is an opportunity to reflect on the year gone by and set goals for the year ahead. Many Muslims in India will attend special prayers and sermons at their local mosque. Some will also give charity to those in need.
Ramadan is a special time for Muslims, and it is a chance to celebrate their faith and culture. India has the third-largest Muslim population in the world, with about 200 million Muslims residing there as a minority in a country that is predominately Hindu.
In the coming decades, India will have the distinction of having the highest populations of the two biggest religions in the world Hinduism and Islam according to new religious projection statistics from the Pew Research Centre. The nation is projected to have 311 million Muslims in 2050 or 11% of the world’s population.
Muslims in the nation’s capital, New Delhi, have gathered to mark the beginning of the holy month this Ramadan in accordance with their social and cultural traditions, giving the holy month a distinctive identity.
For Muslims, Ramadan is the holiest month because of the daily feasts, strict fasting from dawn to sunset, and rigorous prayer. With its strict fasting from sunrise to sunset and nightly feasts, Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims. This gallery depicts how Muslims in India commemorate Ramadan through images and scenes in traditional Muslim neighbourhoods, historic mosques, seminaries, and markets.
In March 2023, people all across the world observed the start of Ramadan. One of the most sacred days in the Islamic calendar is Ramadan, which falls in the ninth month. Muslims around the world observe this time period, which lasts 29,30 days from the first crescent moon sighting to the next.
Muslims observe 29,30 days from the first sighting of the crescent moon to the next throughout this time. The Maghrib (sunset) prayer, which marks the conclusion of the first day of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, is offered by Muslim worshippers in front of the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Great Mosque in the holy city of Mecca.
On the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, people dine in an iftar tent close to the Anit Mosque in Moscow, Russia. Ramadan begins in the UK today, and for the first time ever, the renowned Coventry Street in London is adorned in Ramadan decorations. In order to determine when Ramadan begins and ends, a moon sighting is crucial. Before breaking their fast on the first day of Ramadan in Souq Waqif Traditional Market in Doha, volunteers from Qatar Charity prepared Iftar meal baskets.
At Mosque Raya Al-Mahsun in Indonesia, Muslims broke their fast with the spicy porridge that was provided on the first day of the Ramadan fast as they sat in the courtyard mosque. On March 23, 2023, people were spotted shopping during the holy month of Ramadan in Paris, France. On the first day of Ramadan, the holy Islamic month of fasting, Muslim worshippers said tarawih prayers. During the first in Libya, the police fired the customary.
Ramadan cannon. On March 23, 2023, displaced Syrians partake in the first iftar feast of this Ramadan at the Samavi Refugee Camp in Idlib, Syria.