Ramadan

Spiritual reflection

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 August, 2011, 12:00am

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Hong Kong's 250,000 Muslims marked the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan with prayers at the Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. The city's largest mosque, which can accommodate up to 3,500 worshippers, was bustling. Ramadan is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality and humility. It is an auspicious time for the revelations of God to humankind, as it is the month in which the first verses of the Muslim holy book the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Healthy adult Muslims must refrain from eating and drinking anything from dawn, but break their fast at sunset with a communal meal, known as iftar. Post photographers May Tse and Felix Wong captured the first day of Ramadan at the mosque

 

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