Ramadan in Kashmir

Ramadan in Kashmir

The Holy month of Ramadan is being observed by Muslims across the world. And in Kashmir Valley, mosques have been opened after two years of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A huge number of people are gathering for every prayer of the day at Srinagar’s Hazratbal Shrine.

Thousands of Muslims can be seen praying in every mosque of the valley including the Jamia Masjid and Hazratbal.

In Kashmir, there is an age-old tradition of waking people for the pre-dawn meals called Suhoor. A person called ‘Sahar Khan’ who gives a wakeup call by using drums and chants and moves around colonies every night all through the month of Ramadan.

In the holy month, there are various foods whose sales go up drastically. The dates are sold in Kashmir for crores of rupees during the Ramadan. There are various types of dates which are sold here, imported from various countries for the Ramadan.

People recite holy Quran on the daily basis in the mosque’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by: Ubaid Mukhtar

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