For Muslims, Ramadan is celebrated by fasting, prayer and fellowship over a meal. But in Mosul, Iraqi security forces are in their ninth month of fighting Daesh.
Fasting in the month of Ramadan is the third of Islam's five pillars. In some parts of the world, the fasting period in a day is up to 21 hours long.
The assailants struck in the centre of the Iraqi capital during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when many people stay up past midnight and eat out to prepare for the next day's fast.
Another 27 wounded in the attack targeting a busy ice cream shop. The blast comes just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours.
At least one protester died and eight more were wounded after police opened fire on anti-loadshedding demonstrators. Temperatures hit record highs in Pakistan as people observed fasts in the holy month of Ramadan.
Many Muslims across the world will refrain from eating and drinking from dawn till dusk during the holy month of Ramadan and spend most of their free time in prayers.
A group of students started an ‘open iftar' initiative in London, calling it the ‘Ramadan Tent Project' and welcoming all communities, not only in London but in five different countries to foster interfaith dialogue and helping ones in need.
Muslims all around the world will wake up in the early hours of June 6 to kick off the holy month of Ramadan.
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