Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ramadan 2013 Photos - from Boston.com

A Nepalese Muslim boy offers Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu on July 12. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

One of my favorite websites for photos of Ramadan, which just ended this past week, is Boston.com.
Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in the northern Indian city of Allahabad on July 12. (Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)

This year "The Big Picture" feature of Boston.com published 37 photos taken around the world during Ramadan 2013. 
An Israeli border policeman, right, stands by as a Palestinian man prepares decorations at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque ahead of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, in Jerusalem's Old City, Israel, on July 8. (Abir Sultan/European Pressphoto Agency)

Ramadan is the holy month of fasting for Muslims worldwide.  No food or drink is taken during the daylight hours in order to feel appreciation for the blessings one has, as well as gaining compassion for those less fortunate. 
Students from an Islamic boarding school pray during the Koran recitation "Tadarus" during Ramadan in a mosque in Medan of Indonesia's North Sumatra province in this on July 11. (Reuters)

To see the rest of the amazing photos from "The Big Picture," Ramadan 2013, click here to go to the Bosom.com website.