Different ways Muslims across the world celebrate Ramadan

Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, self-discipline, and renewal. Here are just a few examples of how Muslims around

Updated on Mar 01, 2024 10:06 AM IST 9 Photos

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and it is considered the holiest month for Muslims. During this month, Muslims around the world observe a month-long fast from dawn until dusk, abstaining from food, drink, and other physical needs. However, the way Muslims celebrate Ramadan may vary depending on the region and culture. Here are some of the ways Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan: ((AP Photo/Emrah Gurel))

Festive Atmosphere: In many Muslim countries, Ramadan is a festive time of the year with lights and decorations adorning the streets and buildings. (AFP)

Breaking the Fast: Muslims around the world break their fast at sunset with a meal called Iftar. In some places, like Egypt and other Arab countries, families gather to share this meal with friends and relatives. (AFP)


Tarawih Prayers: During Ramadan, Muslims perform additional prayers called Tarawih after the Isha prayer. These prayers are typically held in mosques or at home. (HT photos/Praful Gangurde)

Charitable Giving: Ramadan is also a time for charitable giving. Muslims are encouraged to give Zakat (charity) to those in need, especially during this month. (AFP)