Muslims are marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. And that means special prayer services, brunches and no more fasting. Thousands attended services across Georgia Friday morning, and afterwards several hundred chowed down at a brunch in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood.
Muslims all over the world host dinners called iftars to break their daily fasts during the month of Ramadan. They’re held at restaurants and in private homes. One Muslim couple living in Atlanta mix West African traditions from their native Guinea with Muslim rituals for Ramadan.
Muslims all over the world are in the midst of the month of Ramadan. In Atlanta, young Muslim professionals are organizing group dinners called iftars to break their all-day fast. Here’s a glimpse of one dinner that brought together more than 50 young Muslims as they ended another day of abstaining from food and drink.
The month-long holiday Ramadan is underway, and that means devout Muslims around the world and across Georgia are fasting all day. Spending a day with a family of lawyers in Atlanta as they abstain from food and drink and keep up with their case loads gives a glimpse of what the Ramadan fast is like.
By Monday’s end, Muslims around the world and across Georgia will have begun the month-long observance of Ramadan. It commemorates the revelation of the Koran to the prophet Muhammed and for believers, it means fasting during the day, and eating and praying after the sun goes down.