Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ramadan around the World!

An Iranian man buys special sweets called 'zulbia' and 'bamieh' in a pastry shop in Tehran last year. Iran has shut down more than 200 eateries and warned 26,000 people for violating a ban on eating and offering food before sunset during Ramadan, Iran's deputy police chief has said

A Palestinian walks past an arranged Iftar meal, a meal breaking the fast during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus

A Kashmiri Muslim woman licks the walls [??!!?!?!?!!], as she prays inside the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom, commonly known as Sultan-Ul-Arifeen during holy month of Ramadan, in Srinagar, India

A Bosnian baker prepares traditional breads for Iftar

A Palestinian man prays outside the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif

A Palestinian Muslim girl looks out from her family house which is decorated with festive lights

Bangladeshi boatmen offer prayer during Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as others wait for passengers in flooded Munshigonj district, 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. Thousands of villagers have been displaced due to floods in northern Bangladesh

An Indonesian chef makes a finishing touch on a giant replica of a mosque made of chocolate at a hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. The 5-meter (16.4 feet) tall chocolate mosque was made of 200 kilograms (441 lbs.) of chocolate

Jordan's King Abdullah prepares to kiss the Al-Hajar Al-Aswad, or black stone, as he performs the Umrah

An Iraqi baker prepares sweets for iftar

A Palestinian woman walks near the controversial Israeli barrier as she crosses a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Bethlehem

A newly released prisoner greets a relative as US troops look on in Al-Rashid, south of Baghdad, February 2008. The US military has said it plans to free 3,000 detainees held in Iraq during the month of Ramadan, taking the number of those released so far this year to more than 15,000

An Israeli border police officer gestures to a Palestinian Muslim family while they wait to cross at the Israeli army checkpoint at Kalandiya, between Ramallah and Jerusalem, Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Around 90,000 Muslims congregated in Jerusalem for the first Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan

A Palestinian Muslim worshipper is backdropped by the Russian Orthodox Church

Workers dry vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad


Invisible said...

Salaams love your blog mashallah! I think its a bro licking the wall in India?!!

Bosnian hijab girl said...

jazakillahu hajren for this post
very nice blog!!!visit me

Anonymous said...

Interesting: overall.

Weird: The Kashmiri woman licking the wall of the shrine is shockingly weird!! There is a whole shrine culture in those countries. May Allah guide us all from such beliefs & acts.

Sad: The pic of the four Palestinian women & children standing at the Israeli checkpoint. Did you notice that all four women have niqaabs attached to their scarves? It seems like they were forced to uncover their faces at the checkpoint.:(

Umm Travis said...

ma sha Allah, it is quite interesting!

i thought also that "woman" might be a man?

yes... i thought the same about those women, it seemed they were wearing niqab :(

Ya Rubb.

Umm Salihah said...

jazakh'Allah-khairun for the pictures, I love how although we are all so different in this Ummah, in Ramadan our focus is the same - towards Allah. Sister Samah did a similar post at which also features King Abdullah of Jordan

Anonymous said...

Very nice pics masha Allah I love the pics with the hand "five fingers of the same hand "
May ALLAH bring peace in Palestine and hepls ours sisters and bros in Islam to have a peacefull Ramadan ameen
by the way thaks for ur last visit sister

Veiled Muslimah said...

beautiful post.

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I miss the xanga days too! hope to keep in touch with you through this now! haha. take care. Wasalamuilaikum.

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Anonymous said...

Wonderful post!

May Allah finish of all the shrines in Muslim countries.

Actually, some kahmiri women have very manly features. No doubt: insha'Allah it's a woman.

UmmFarouq said...

Lovely pics, mashaAllah, and what diversity.

I have a group on facebook about ramadan iftars from around the can post pics. It's called "Ramadan Iftars: What are we all eating?"


Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Wow.. very interesting pictures.. some sad, some happy. May Allah make it easy for all our brothers and sisters. Ameen.

Jazaki'Allahu khair for sharing.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

muslimahh said...

A great set of pictures. Thank you for sharing!

Fathimah said...

an awesome post!