Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ramadan `09 - Pics from around the world!

A villager climbs up a date palm tree during the Festival of Dates ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, in Buraidah, north of Riyadh

A Palestinian vendor displays traditional pastries

A Muslim madrasa (Islamic school) student looks up while learning to read the Koran at the Muthurwa Mosque in the capital Nairobi

A vendor carries a tray of bread as he rides a bicycle past a stall selling traditional tin lanterns known as Fawanis, used to decorate during the fasting month of Ramadan, in Cairo

A Palestinian Muslim man, decorates an alley of Jerusalem's old city with festive lights in preparation for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Muslim women perform an evening prayer called 'Tarawih' marking the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia

Pakistani Muslims recite holy book 'Quran' as a worshipper cleans the ceiling of the Mohabbat Khan mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan

A boy holds sweets as he reads the Koran in a mosque during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Amman

A man prays on the side of a street during sunset in Kabul

Palestinian youth play with fireworks in Gaza City

A man sells dates in Amman, JordanA man sells dates in Amman, Jordan

A man takes a nap in between prayers at a mosque in Kabul

Muslim pilgrims are seen wearing medical masks in Mecca. The jump in swine flu cases and deaths across the Middle East has cast a cloud over Ramadan, with a plunge in the number of people undertaking umrah

Women look at a giant copy of the Muslim holy book, the Koran on display at a hotel in Jakarta

Men prepare food for breaking fast (iftar) on a street in Lahore

A physically challenged Muslim man walks outside a mosque before the evening prayers on the first-day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Jammu

A crescent moon is seen next to to the King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque in Amman, August 23, 2009


Stacy aka Fahiima said...

The pic of the huge moon cresent in Amman is awesome!

Random Muslima said...

The picture of the brother napping serves as a great reminder for me, jazakillahu khairan sis!

MissMaryAnn said...

As Salaam Alaikum,

The photo of the women praying Taraweeah in Indonesia and the last photo of the mosque with the moon are absolutely beautiful. MashaAllah.

Nafeesa said...

I wonder where those sisters kids are whilst theyre reading taraweeh salaah! Haha said...

Lovely pictures!

Muslimah said...

I like the picture of the mosque in Pakistan. Beautiful indeed.

Sarah said...

The pic of the brother who is physically challenged trying to move and the one resting with his prostetic leg (???) make me want to cry! All that we have to be thankful for, oh Allah!!

Sarah said...

Alhamdolelah :)

Beautiful Mshallah!

ADK said...

MashAllah beautiful pictures.

The pic with the giant copy of the Muslim holy book, the Koran is super :)
thanks for sharing

Shakura said...

Love the lollipop one :)