Photo © Aersh | Sehri at a mosque in Ahmedabad
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Ahmedabad Lens: Last two days of Ramadan in Ahmedabad

Guest article by: Aersh Ahmed

The holy month of Ramadan or Ramzan is being observed across the world, which involves month-long fasting during the daytime. Here is a glimpse of Ahmedabad observing Ramadan. 

 

4 AM! Sehri, Sahari and Sahur in other languages, is an Islamic term referring to the meal consumed early in the morning (before 4:30 Am IST) by Muslims before fasting, sawm, in daylight hours during the Islamic month of #Ramadan. The meal is eaten before fajr (sun rise) or dawn. Suhoor as the morning meal is matched by Iftar as the evening meal, during Ramadan, replacing the traditional three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Photo © Aersh | Sehri at a mosque in Ahmedabad

Photo © Aersh | Sehri at a mosque in Ahmedabad

Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is taken right after Maghrib time, which is around sunset. Traditionally but not mandatory, three dates are eaten to break the fast in emulation of the Prophet Muhammad, who broke his fast in this manner. Many Muslims believe that feeding someone Iftar as a form of charity is very rewarding and that such was practiced by the Prophet Muhammad.

Photo © Aersh | Iftar with friends and family

Photo © Aersh | Iftar with friends and family

Photo © Aersh | An array of traditional delicacies enjoyed at Iftar

Photo © Aersh | An array of traditional delicacies enjoyed at Iftar

 

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