28 July 2014 09:15
Rituals of Ramadan

Ramadan is a time when Muslims observe their faith by fasting, abstain from impure thoughts, read the Qur'an, pray, and think of God.



Rituals of Ramadan (© Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time when Muslims around the world observe their faith by fasting from sunrise to sunset, abstain from impure thoughts, read the Qur'an, pray, and think of God. Ramadan ends on or around July 28 (depending on the sighting of the new moon), making way for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month. This series by photographer Dan Kitwood shows scenes around the East London Mosque in England.

Pictured above, the Imam leads the congregation in prayer at the East London Mosque.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: These images were created with an iPhone and processed using digital filters.]

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