Photos: Abhishek Shukla 

Text: Guardian 20

At the appearance of the first moon of Ramzan, the Prophet of Islam used to pray: “O’ lord, cause the appearance of this moon to be a harbinger of faith, security and Islam [peace] for all.” The true manner of fasting during the month of Ramzan is not merely in abstaining from food and water from dusk till dawn, but one is also required to eschew iniquitous thoughts and refrain from putting himself or herself in an invidious position while developing modesty, goodness and self-control.

The best place to experience the spirit and festivities of Ramzan in the national capital is Old Delhi, particularly the area around Jama Masjid which teems with activities during this time of the year and accommodates hordes of people who visit for the feel of the holy month or to devour the best Mughlai and street food available here through the night, till the time of sehri. Guardian 20 brings to you some images of the Ramzan rush from the grand mosque and surrounding areas.

 

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