View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ramadan Around the World in 2009

I’m a great fan of Boston’s The Big Picture and the recent series of 39 photos entitled ‘Ramadan 2009’, provides a colorful and insightful gallery.

There are photographs from Malaysia, Lebanon, Indonesia, Kenya, Palestine, Egypt, China… so many countries, but unfortunately not the United Arab Emirates.

The description for the gallery says:

“In Muslim nations and regions around the globe, this is the first week of the holy month of Ramadan, a time for followers to abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity during the day, breaking their fast each sunset, with traditional meals and sweets. During this time, Muslims are also encouraged to read the entire Quran, to give freely to those in need, and strengthen their ties to God through prayer. The goal of the fast is to teach humility, patience and sacrifice, and to ask forgiveness, practice self-restraint, and pray for guidance in the future. This year, Ramadan will continue until Saturday, September 19th.”

On Related Sites
Fujairah Corniche Coming Alive in Ramadan, Fujairah in Focus, 1 September 2009.

Take a Look at the America’s Cup Venue at RAK, America’s Cup in the UAE, 31 August 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: This photo (#34) has the caption: “Muslim children praying at a mosque during the month of Ramadan in Manila, in the Philippines on August 23, 2009.”