Ramadan Around the World with the Muslims of Instagram

It is during Ramadan when we may best notice how seamlessly the veins of our life come together. Work, chores, food, shopping, being with family, serving others, increasing worship – there truly is no separation between deen and dunya.

What does Ramadan look like for you?

Here are some of our favorite images shared on Instagram by Muslims around the world observing the holy month in their own unique ways.

Work

Noussair Mazraoui downs an efficient iftar of “food gel” mid-game in Amsterdam.

 

Mostafa selling Zalabiya in Ain Shams, Egypt.

 

Employees break their fast together at the office in Indonesia.

 

Polishing the floors around thousands of daily worshipers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

 

Food

Iftar with a sweeping view from the hills of Pakistan.

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Photo by @sheraliphotography | May this Ramadan be month of blessings, A month full of forgivenesses & guidences for you and your family! Aameen Ramadan Kareem Mubarak!! . #ramadan #islam #prayer #holymonth #margallahills #islamabad #isloodiaries #travelanddestinations #hajj #greenfolk #explorer #islamabadgram #lovenaturestyle #ourplanetdaily #pakistan #TheSilentTraveler #ramadan2019 #earthpix #earthofficial #islamabaddiaries #captivatingkashmir #natgeotravel #passionpassport @passionpassport #picturepakistan @picturepakistan @anadolugram @turkey_home @pictureofpakistan #voyaged @voyaged #iroPakistan @ig_fotografdiyari @islamic_republic_of_pakistan #dawndotcom @dawn_dot_com #etribune #igpakistan #instagram @hijab_fashioninspiration @hijabmuslim @hijabi_bloggers

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Personal trainer Husam Mehmood grabs some donuts for Iftar in the UK.

 

Hacer Kurun collects free range fresh eggs for iftar in the USA.

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Relief workers deliver food to families in need in Turkey.

The Sofralari sisters enjoy a spread of their favorite Ramadan iftar dishes in Turkey.

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Emineyi dun aksam sahura kaldiramadim yani bir turlu uyandiramadim sabah kalkmis anne beni niye kaldirmadin diye bana söylendi tutma dedigim halde sahursuz oruc tuttu bugun biraz bitkin dustu ama bozmadi okadar yemegi seven bir cocuk bile Allahi icin iradesine sahip cikabiliyor 😍😍 Arkadaslar soframdaki yemeklerimin hepsi sahane oldu 👏laz boreginin tarifini ekliyorum LAZ BOREGI 1 Adet Yumurta 1 cay Bardağı su Yarim cay Bardağı Sıvıyağ 1 Yemek Kaşığı sirke 2 yemek kasigi yogurt 1 Paket Kabartma Tozu 1 yemek kasigi yumusak tereyagi 1 Fiske Tuz 5 su bardagi Un (orta sertlikte bir hamur olacak) Açmak İçin: Mısır Nişastasi Muhallebisi İçin: 3,5 Su Bardağı Süt 1 Su Bardağı Toz Şeker 1 Adet Yumurta Sarısı 4 Yemek Kaşığı Un 1 Yemek Kaşığı Pirinç Unu 1 yemek kasigi tereyagi Vanilin 1 cay kasigi kara biber Üzeri İçin: 150 Gram Tereyağı Şerbeti İçin: 3 Su Bardağı Su 3 Su Bardağı Toz Şeker Yapilisi hikayemde var kaydedecegim hikayeleri…hamurdan biraz kalabilir buz dolabinda saklayabilirsiniz . . . . . #istanbul #iftar #sahur #izmir #adana #ramazan #ramadan #iran #azerbaycan #türkiye #sunum #tarif #tariflerim #yummy #dinner #sunumduragi #sunumönemlidir #sivas #adana #ankara

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Zahra Shikara shares with Nigel Downes how food is her service of love during Ramadan.

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30 holy days, Day 4 – “Zahra Shikara” . During our research into Ramadan Zahra’s articulate explanation of her personal Ramadan journey gave us the inspiration to make this project more about people . Born in Edinburgh to Iraqi parents, Zahra has lived in Doha for 13 years, she finds time to be a holistic health and wellness coach a motivational speaker and a social Media Influencer. She's also a martial art expert so don't disagree with her opinions. If all of the above isn't impressive enough, she bakes healthy organic confectionary, and so we went to see her bake. In her words: Ramadan is a time for self-reflection which is best done in silence and in service. Cooking can be a meditative experience as you focus on combining ingredients, flavours and textures to please those breaking fast. Personally, I eat in homes at Ramadan. I avoid commercial mass-produced foods, preferring friends, family and my own creations! I love experiencing how different families break their fast and I treasure the energy and love that goes into cooking.  A staple dessert in my home is the delectable baqlawa, layers of filo pastry lightly brushed with melted butter, filled with brown sugar, rose water and crushed pistachios. Then drenched in sweet rose-flavoured syrup and sprinkled with rose petals – you won't find anything like it in the shops – it's fresh, crisp, light, nutty and chocolaty yet not overly sweet. One of the best things about home-cooking in Ramadan is sharing my meals with workers. They enjoy quality wholesome home-cooked food as most of them are away from their families and their big smiles light up my day each and every time. @zahra.says #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #ramadanmubarak #ramadan #ramadankareem #ramadandoha #islam #lonelyplanet #qatartourism #documentary  #reportage #one_shot_ #streetlife_award #lensculture #photojournalism #amazing #ic_humans #portrait #people #ig_shotz #ig_portraits #magnumphotos #getty #streetphotography #candid #igportrait #qatar

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Crucially needed food deliveries are made in Somalia.

Shopping on the famous Mohammad Ali Road in Mumbai.

Family

Ready for Tarawih Prayers in Texas!

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#Ramadan #RamadanMubarak

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A mom and her “cubs” at a mosque in Malaysia.

Brothers tuck into some serious take out in Malaysia.

 

Worship

Girls at Qur’an camp in Indonesia.

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@salman_hayati . TADARUS By RT As Salam . خيركم من تعلم القرآن و علمه… "Sebaik2 Manusia adalah yg BELAJAR Alquran dan MENGAMALKANnya." . Begitu banyak orang2 yg merindunya. Ialah pengobat segala gundah gulana, pelajaran yg tiada bandingnya serta kenikmatan yg tak akan ada habisnya. . Marilah kita mempelajarinya, selagi nyawa masih dikandung badan. . Note: Belajar Quran with RT As Salam, Kayangan . #ayaachan #salmanelfati #trip #today #holiday #art #tahfizhcamp #camp #ngaji #campquran #learn #artassalam #ramadan #pesantrenkilat #mosque #ngajibareng #yukngaji #yukkemasjid #landscape #photography #fotoid #fotografer #traveller #instagood #kayangan #balam #riau #indonesia

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Visiting the elderly Sheikh Fathallah Abo-Gabr  in Egypt.

Another fabulous community Ramadan in Newark, New Jersey.

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#Iftar #ramadan2019

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Me Time

Maher Zain doesn’t neglect a great workout during the month of fasting.

Jamilah Muhammad fixes her Ramadan intentions while taking in the architectural delights of Italy.