The break fast club: Observing Ramadan in Xinjiang

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2015-7-16 15:30:12

  • Local Muslims line up for free drinks before breaking Ramadan fast at sunset outside the Erdaoqiao Mosque in Urumqi, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 15. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

    This year’s Ramadan, a holy month for Islam, stretched from June 18 to July 17, during which Muslims are prohibited from eating, drinking alcohol, smoking and sexual intercourse from sunrise to sunset.

  • Muslims eat their first meal of the day at 9:53 pm Beijing Time outside the Erdaoqiao Mosque in Urumqi, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 15. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • A young man gulps water immediately after breaking fast in Urumqi, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 15. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • People eat fruit after breaking fast for Ramadan at a stand near Erdaoqiao Mosque in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 15. Vendors provide free fruit to Muslims at sunset during the holy month. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • A boy breaks fast with a piece of watermelon near Erdaoqiao Mosque in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 15. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • People pray outside a mosque in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 15. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • A Uyghur woman cooks dinner for her family in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 15. She has meals around 9:50 pm Beijing Time, just after sunset, and about 4:20 am the next morning before sunrise. Photo: Cui Meng/GT






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