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Muslims around the world attended prayers during the first Friday of Ramadan

Pakistani residents offer Friday prayers at a mosque during the first Friday of Ramadan in Peshawar (Photo: Abdul Majeed / AFP)

Pakistani residents offer Friday prayers at a mosque during the first Friday of Ramadan in Peshawar (Photo: Abdul Majeed / AFP)

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Muslim calendar year. It is considered the most holy and spiritual months of all 12 months.
During Ramadan all Muslims are bound to fast during the day from before sunrise to just after sunset. During this time Muslims are not permitted to drink liquids, eat ay kind of food whatsoever and also prohibited to show affection to their spouses during the day i.e. kiss etc.
In Pakistan this month is celebrated with numerous prayers and rituals. Men specially in the late evening visit mosques and perform a special long prayer of 20 Rakaa known as Taraveeh, while women pray the same at home.Every morning special foods are served which are unique to this months breakfasts only while in the evening people prepare special refreshing drinks made of rose water lemon, and many different kinds of deep fried dishes which are rich in oil and nutrients to energize people for the day long fasting.
The bazaars are open late and usually have a break during the evening prayers.


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