The Last Day of a Testing Ramadhan Many Muslims Prepare for ‘Eid*

The Last Day of a Testing Ramadhan Many Muslims Prepare for ‘Eid*

That was then… Palestinians enjoy a day at a beach during Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadhan on August 21, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Muslims take part in prayers during the I’tikaf, a spiritual retreat in a mosque that is usually held during the last 10 days of Ramadhan, at the Sanusi Dantata Memorial Jummu’at mosque in Abuja, Nigeria on 31 July. (photo: CNS Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)

Muslim men read the Quran in their private cubicle at the East London Mosque on August 7, 2013 in London, England. For the last ten days of Ramadhan, some members of the Muslim community are given the opportunity to enter spiritual seclusion called Itikaf. The holy month of Ramadhan ended last night making way for Eid celebrations around the world. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe)

Women pray at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Jamia Masjid, Kashmir’s Grand Mosque, was built by Sultan Sikander in 1400 AD, and remains one of the oldest mosques in Kashmir.

Muslims pray during the last day of the fasting month of Ramadhan, in Panama City, capital of Panama, (Xinhua/Mauricio Valenzuela)

 

Muslim men read the Quran in their private cubicle at the East London Mosque on August 7, 2013 in London, England. For the last ten days of Ramadhan, some members of the Muslim community are given the opportunity to enter spiritual seclusion called Itikaf. The holy month of Ramadhan ended last night making way for ‘Eid celebrations around the world. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe)

 

Dusk on the last day of Ramadhan, Tchit, Mauritania

Masjid-e-Nabawi. Last day in Ramadhan 2012-3. Photo by Naushad Ali (Madina, Saudi Arabia)

By Richard Cosgrove

A Kashmiri Muslim offers Jummat-ul-Vida – the last congregational Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadhan – at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine, Srinagar. On Friday 25 July, Muslims took part in the last communal Friday prayers ahead of Eid.Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

 

Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Here Pakistani Muslim women shop for jewellery at a market.Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

 

A Muslim woman in Indonesia checks for the quality of some ‘ketupat’ (rice cake) shells made with coconut leafs. Ketupat a famous tradition to welcome the festivities of Eid al-Fitr in Jakarta.Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images

 

A Pakistani woman displays her hands, decorated with traditional henna designs, at a Karachi mall ahead of Eid. Many Muslims mark the end of Ramadhan by wearing their best clothes and jewellery.Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

 

A boy from an Islamic commune An-Nadzir looks on during Eid Al-Fitr mass prayer at Mawang Lake, Gowa, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. An exclusive Islamic community, An-Nadzir has 5,000-10,000 followers across Indonesia. In the remote area in Gowa district, the community live a basic life of farming and fishing, condemn militancy of any kind, and believe in salvation without discrimination and living in peace with others. Agung Parameswara/Getty Images

 

A man from an An-Nadzir commune looks back during preparation Eid Al Fitr mass prayer in Gowa, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This community’s beliefs are the same as mainstream Muslims, but they pray before breaking their fast, unlike other Muslims who do the opposite. The men dress in dark robes and colour their hair while women are draped in head-to-toe burqas. Agung Parameswara/Getty Images

 

Hundreds of Indonesian motorists wait to board a ferry at Merak port, western Java, to cross the sea to Sumatra and their home provinces, before the festivities of Eid al-Fitr begin.STR/AFP/Getty Images

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