Wednesday, September 24

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Observing Ramadan - The Big Picture highlights the importance, struggle and in some cases joy found for Muslims all over the place in the currently running holy month of Ramadan.

They're all brilliant, but my picks include:

  • #4, Jummah at Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque, now on my list when I return to Indonesia late next year,
  • #7,#8, taken from the Kalandia checkpoint to The West Bank, for the poignant memories,
  • #16, the Bosnian girls' ritual washing, as a reminder of how brilliantly varied and widespread Islam is.
There's plenty of others to consume so I'll leave you all to it. Thanks to Haroon for the link.


  1. Anonymous11:56

    3) A Palestinian man reads from the Koran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a mosque in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas) #

    25) A child prepares food for Iftar (evening meal) before the breaking of fast on the first day of Ramadan at Memon Mosque in Karachi, Pakistan on September 2, 2008. (REUTERS/Athar Hussain) #

    27) Visually impaired Palestinian students read verses of the Koran, Islam's holiest book, written in Braille, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Al-Qabas Islamic school in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

    are all very good........ Joyanta

  2. Anonymous20:39

    Thanks for these - they are beautiful.