Holy month of Ramzan begins

Jun 30, 2014, 14:53 PM IST
Hundreds of people sit, awaiting for Iftar, the evening meal in which Muslims break their fast at the time of sunset, during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Istanbul, Turkey.
1/31

Hundreds of people sit, awaiting for Iftar, the evening meal in which Muslims break their fast at the time of sunset, during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Istanbul, Turkey.

A teacher listens as children recite the Quran at the start of Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a madrassa, or Islamic school in Nairobi, Kenya.
2/31

A teacher listens as children recite the Quran at the start of Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a madrassa, or Islamic school in Nairobi, Kenya.

Afghan men reads the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul.
3/31

Afghan men reads the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul.

Afghans break their fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan.
4/31

Afghans break their fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Palestinian vendors sells fried dough ball sweets locally called `awwamaat` at a shop on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the West Bank city of Nablus
5/31

Palestinian vendors sells fried dough ball sweets locally called `awwamaat` at a shop on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the West Bank city of Nablus

Pakistan Muslims offer an evening prayer called `tarawih` marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.
6/31

Pakistan Muslims offer an evening prayer called `tarawih` marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Moroccans buy dried figs and dates to break their fast, at a market in Casablanca, on the first day of the the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
7/31

Moroccans buy dried figs and dates to break their fast, at a market in Casablanca, on the first day of the the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Two Shiite men pray as they touch bars of thegrave of the Shiite Saint Abdulazim during Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran, Iran.
8/31

Two Shiite men pray as they touch bars of thegrave of the Shiite Saint Abdulazim during Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran, Iran.

Muslims break fast on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi.
9/31

Muslims break fast on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi.

Indian Muslims break their fast on the first day of holy month Ramadan at the Mecca Mosque in Hyderabad.
10/31

Indian Muslims break their fast on the first day of holy month Ramadan at the Mecca Mosque in Hyderabad.

A Pakistani offers afternoon prayers in front of a mural depicting the Kaaba and the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.
11/31

A Pakistani offers afternoon prayers in front of a mural depicting the Kaaba and the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.

Muslims break fast on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi.
12/31

Muslims break fast on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi.

A Kashmiri woman prays outside the shrine of Shah-e-Hamdan during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar.
13/31

A Kashmiri woman prays outside the shrine of Shah-e-Hamdan during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar.

A Pakistani arranges plates of food prepared and ready for free distribution for the Iftar meal that breaks the day`s fast at sunset, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan outside a mosque in Islamabad.
14/31

A Pakistani arranges plates of food prepared and ready for free distribution for the Iftar meal that breaks the day`s fast at sunset, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan outside a mosque in Islamabad.

Pakistani Muslims wait to break their fast at sunset, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan.
15/31

Pakistani Muslims wait to break their fast at sunset, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan.

Iranians pray at the shrine of Shiite Saint Saleh during Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in northern Tehran, Iran.
16/31

Iranians pray at the shrine of Shiite Saint Saleh during Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in northern Tehran, Iran.

Iranian women perform their evening prayers, at the shrine of Shiite Saint Saleh during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in northern Tehran.
17/31

Iranian women perform their evening prayers, at the shrine of Shiite Saint Saleh during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in northern Tehran.

Muslim children read the Quran during the holy month of Ramadan at a madrasa, or religious school, in Hyderabad.
18/31

Muslim children read the Quran during the holy month of Ramadan at a madrasa, or religious school, in Hyderabad.

A Muslim children attend a class at a madrasa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in Hyderabad.
19/31

A Muslim children attend a class at a madrasa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in Hyderabad.

Afghan villagers receive free food donated by other villagers as they prepare to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan.
20/31

Afghan villagers receive free food donated by other villagers as they prepare to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan.

People attend a public Iftar, the evening meal in which Muslims break their fast at the time of sunset during Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Berlin.
21/31

People attend a public Iftar, the evening meal in which Muslims break their fast at the time of sunset during Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Berlin.

Muslims offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad.
22/31

Muslims offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad.

Muslims offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad.
23/31

Muslims offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad.

Pakistani Muslims wait to break their fast at sunset in Karachi, Pakistan.
24/31

Pakistani Muslims wait to break their fast at sunset in Karachi, Pakistan.

Nigerian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of Ramadan at the central Mosque in Lagos, Nigeria.
25/31

Nigerian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of Ramadan at the central Mosque in Lagos, Nigeria.

People offer Friday prayers at the Shahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.
26/31

People offer Friday prayers at the Shahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.

Muslim vendors prepare local dish Ayam Percik for sale at a Ramadan bazaar in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
27/31

Muslim vendors prepare local dish Ayam Percik for sale at a Ramadan bazaar in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Indian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of Ramadan in Kolkata.
28/31

Indian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of Ramadan in Kolkata.

A Muslim eats during Iftar, the sunset meal when Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi.
29/31

A Muslim eats during Iftar, the sunset meal when Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi.

A Muslim eats during Iftar, the sunset meal when Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi.
30/31

A Muslim eats during Iftar, the sunset meal when Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi.

An Indian Muslim taking a drink is reflected in mirrors at a shop as he breaks his fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Allahabad.
31/31

An Indian Muslim taking a drink is reflected in mirrors at a shop as he breaks his fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Allahabad.