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What is Ramadan? Quick guide to Islamic holy month

Published 19/06/2015

Ramadan is ninth month of the Islamic calendar when the Qur’an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast.

Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty.

Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month, which ends with the Eid holiday.

Faith and fasting: Ramadan rules

  • Fasting at Ramadan is deemed to be one of the "five pillars of Islam", which are the basis of the Muslim faith.
     
  • Only children or those health conditions or children are excepted from fasting.
     
  • Fasting is seen to cleanse the soul from worldly impurities. It also serves to formally train Muslims to repel negative social vices through self-control and restraint.
     
  • In the UK, 2.7 million citizens are Muslim, according to the 2011 census, comprising 4.8 per cent of the population. Among under-25s, the figure is 10 per cent.

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Indian Muslim boys offer prayers prior to breaking their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on June 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFPHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslim boys offer prayers prior to breaking their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on June 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFPHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Thai Muslims pray at the Pattani Central Mosque to mark the holy month of Ramadan in Pattani on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / Tuwaedaniya MERINGINGTuwaedaniya MERINGING/AFP/Getty Images
A Malaysian Muslim arrives to offer prayers on the first Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on June 19, 2015. Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month, which ends with the Eid holiday. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi street vendors prepare Iftar food for breaking the daytime fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam, at a traditional bazaar in the old part of Dhaka on July 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslims offer Friday prayers in the compound of Jama Masjid on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Indian Muslim boys pray in the compound of Jama Masjid on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
An Indian Muslim prays on the first day of holy month Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Kenyan Muslims recite the Holy Quran, before the Zohar prayers at a mosque during Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, June 19, 2015. Ramadan, which is calculated on the sighting of the new moon, began June 18 in Kenya, where practicing Muslims worldwide abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activities from dawn to dusk (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
Muslims leave Wilayah Mosque after the Friday prayer during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, June 19, 2015. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
A boy stands behind Muslims performing the Friday prayer at Wilayah Mosque during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, June 19, 2015. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Egyptian children play as their family awaits the afternoon prayer on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan inside the Al-Azhar mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A Muslim reads the Quran, Islam's holy book, as he waits for the afternoon prayer at al-Azhar mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Afghan villagers hold out their plates for food donated by other villagers as they prepare to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan boys read the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan villagers receive food donated by other villagers as they prepare to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Palestinian worshippers pray in front of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem during the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Muslims offer Friday prayers at a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
Kenyan Muslim men pray on the first Friday of Ramadan, at Jamia mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims around the globe are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from drinking, eating, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/ Khalil Senosi)
An Indian Muslim gets his eyes lined with a black ointment called Surma, before offering prayers at the Mecca Mosque during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Hyderabad, India, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Kashmiri Muslims listen as head priest delivers his sermon before prayers inside Shah Hamadan Shrine on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
TOPSHOTS Thousands of Turkish people break their fasting on June 18, 2015 at the Blue Mosque square in Istanbul, during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The fast is one of the five main religious obligations under Islam. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Palestinian Muslim women pray inside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS A Saudi boy reads a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the mainly Shiite coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh, on June 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HUSSEIN RADWANHUSSEIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Aya, a 4 year-old Syrian refugee from Homs, looks on as she stands in a hallway of her house in a slum area in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on June 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NADER DAOUDNADER DAOUD/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS A Palestinian boy reads a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, in a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City, on June 18, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
A man looks to his camera after breaking his fasting on June 18, 2015 next to the blue mosque square in Istanbul during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The fast is one of the five main religious obligations under Islam. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
Turkish people break their fasting on June 18, 2015 next to the Hagia Sofia square in Istanbul during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The fast is one of the five main religious obligations under Islam. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands of Turkish people break their fasting on June 18, 2015 at the Blue Mosque square in Istanbul, during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The fast is one of the five main religious obligations under Islam. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands of Turkish people break their fasting on June 18, 2015 at the Blue Mosque square in Istanbul, during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The fast is one of the five main religious obligations under Islam. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands of Turkish people break their fasting on June 18, 2015 at the Blue Mosque square in Istanbul, during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The fast is one of the five main religious obligations under Islam. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
Hazara Afghan women fetch water from a pump in Bamiyan on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on 18 July, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / SHAH MARAISHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images
The moon is pictured in Bamiyan on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on 18 July, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / SHAH MARAISHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Lahore on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in a street of Karachi on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in a street of Karachi on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in a street of Karachi on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in a street of Karachi on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims prepqre to perform a special "Taraweeh" evening prayer on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 18, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Muslim devotees break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in the Omani capital Muscat. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED MAHJOUBMOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images
Muslim devotees ready to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in the Omani capital Muscat. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED MAHJOUBMOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images
Muslim devotees ready to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in the Omani capital Muscat. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED MAHJOUBMOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images
Muslim devotees ready to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in the Omani capital Muscat. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED MAHJOUBMOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian Muslim worshipers sit on antique capitals at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
A Palestinian Muslim girl stands among worshipers praying inside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian Muslim worshiper women pray inside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 19, 2015. Israel announced it was relaxing restrictions on the movement of Palestinians to and from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Men aged over 40 and women of all ages from the West Bank will be able to pray at the Israeli-controlled holy site, and 800 people from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to attend Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
Yemenis shop at a market in the embattled southern Yemeni city of Aden on the first day of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015. War-torn Yemen began marking Ramadan after a wave of Islamic State group bombings, with little hope of a ceasefire and a worsening humanitarian situation. AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDISALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images
Yemeni men shop for fish on the first day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Dar Saad suburb of the southern Yemeni city of Aden on June 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDISALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images
A Kuwaiti vendor arranges dates at a market on June 18, 2015, on the first day of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in downtown Kuwait City. For Muslims across the world, the beginning of the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar which marks the start of Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, prayers and fasting. During Ramadan practicing Muslims do not eat, drink, smoke or have sex between sunrise and sunset. AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
Kuwaitis shop at a market on June 18, 2015, on the first day of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in downtown Kuwait City. For Muslims across the world, the beginning of the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar which marks the start of Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, prayers and fasting. During Ramadan practicing Muslims do not eat, drink, smoke or have sex between sunrise and sunset. AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYATYASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
A Saudi boy eats a watermelon at Otaiga public market in the Manfouha district of the capital Riyadh on June 17, 2015 as the faithful prepare for the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINEFAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images
A Saudi man throws a watermelon as he prepares a stall at Otaiga public market in the Manfouha district of the capital Riyadh on June 17, 2015 as the faithful prepare for the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINEFAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images
A Yemeni watermelons vendor living in Saudi Arabia talks on the phone as he is waiting for customers at Otaiga public market in the Manfouha district of the capital Riyadh on June 17, 2015 as the faithful prepare for the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINEFAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images
Indonesian Muslim men take a nap as they wait for the time to break during the fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, June 19, 2015. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Indonesian Muslim men gather during the first Friday pray of the fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, June 19, 2015. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Indonesian Muslim men gather during the first Friday pray of the fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, June 19, 2015. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Indian Muslims break their day-long fast during Ramadan at the Mecca Mosque in Hyderabad, India, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
This picture taken on June 18, 2015 shows Thai Muslim women praying at the Pattani Central Mosque to mark the holy month of Ramadan in Pattani. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / Tuwaedaniya MERINGINGTuwaedaniya MERINGING/AFP/Getty Images
Thai Muslims pray at the Pattani Central Mosque to mark the holy month of Ramadan in Pattani on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / Tuwaedaniya MERINGINGTuwaedaniya MERINGING/AFP/Getty Images
A Malaysian Muslim arrives to offer prayers on the first Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on June 19, 2015. Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month, which ends with the Eid holiday. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
Malaysian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on June 19, 2015. Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month, which ends with the Eid holiday. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
Malaysian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on June 19, 2015. Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month, which ends with the Eid holiday. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
Malaysian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on June 19, 2015. Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month, which ends with the Eid holiday. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
Malaysian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on June 19, 2015. Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month, which ends with the Eid holiday. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
Indonesians attend a prayer during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jakarta on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYOBAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Indonesians attend a prayer during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jakarta on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYOBAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Indonesians pray and read the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jakarta on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYOBAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Indonesians pray and read the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jakarta on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYOBAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Holy fasting month of Ramadan
A Pakistani baker prepares sweet 'Jalebi' for Iftar during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
A Pakistani baker prepares sweet 'Jalebi' for Iftar during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani labourers and poor Muslims receive Iftar food during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a distribution center in Rawalpindi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / Farooq NAEEMFAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani bakers prepare Iftar food during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims buy Iftar food before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims buy Iftar food before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani labourers and poor Muslims gather for iftar food during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a distribution center in Rawalpindi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / Farooq NAEEMFAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees pray before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees break their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees break their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees pray before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
A Sri Lankan Muslim prays after breaking fast at a mosque in Colombo on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images
Sri Lankan Muslims pray after breaking their fast at a mosque in Colombo on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images
A Pakistani worker distributes Iftar food to Muslims before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, at the distribution center in Rawalpindi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. A FP PHOTO / Farooq NAEEMFAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees break their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
A Sri Lankan Muslim prays after breaking fast at a mosque in Colombo on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees receive a sweet drink to break their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees receive a sweet drink to break their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Sri Lankan Muslim pray after breaking their fast at a mosque in Colombo on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims buy Iftar food before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
A Sri Lankan Muslim prays after breaking fast at a mosque in Colombo on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims buy Iftar food before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims buy Iftar food before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims buy Iftar food before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
A Sri Lankan Muslim prays after breaking fast at a mosque in Colombo on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims buy Iftar food before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees pray before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees break their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees break their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees receive Iftar food before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees wait to break their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslim devotees receive Iftar food before breaking their fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and implies fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslims feed a goat as they break their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on June 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslims break their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on June 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslims break their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on June 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslim women break their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on June 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslims offer prayers prior to breaking their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on June 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFPHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslims offer prayers prior to breaking their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on June 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFPHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian Muslim youth prepares food prior to breaking fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on June 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFPHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi street vendors prepare Iftar food for breaking the daytime fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam, at a traditional bazaar in the old part of Dhaka on July 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi street vendors prepare Iftar food for breaking the daytime fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam, at a traditional bazaar in the old part of Dhaka on July 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi street vendors prepare Iftar food for breaking the daytime fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam, at a traditional bazaar in the old part of Dhaka on July 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Bangladeshi Muslims celebrated the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi street vendors prepare Iftar food for breaking the daytime fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam, at a traditional bazaar in the old part of Dhaka on July 19 , 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi street vendors prepare Iftar food for breaking the daytime fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam, at a traditional bazaar in the old part of Dhaka on July 19 , 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi street vendors prepare Iftar food for breaking the daytime fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam, at a traditional bazaar in the old part of Dhaka on July 19 , 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi street vendors prepare Iftar food for breaking the daytime fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam, at a traditional bazaar in the old part of Dhaka on July 19 , 2015. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi street vendors prepare Iftar food for breaking the daytime fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam, at a traditional bazaar in the old part of Dhaka on July 19, 2015. Like millions of Muslims around the world, Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Kashmiri muslim family members look on during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine in downtown Srinagar on June 19, 2015. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
Kashmiri children run after offering prayers during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine in downtown Srinagar on June 19, 2015. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the masjid Wazir Khan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims arrive to offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the masjid Wazir Khan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the masjid Wazir Khan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the masjid Wazir Khan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the masjid Wazir Khan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the masjid Wazir Khan in Lahore on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Kashmiri children look on during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine in downtown Srinagar on June 19, 2015. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
Kashmiri muslims look on during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine in downtown Srinagar on June 19, 2015. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
Hafiz Saeed (C), chief of Pakistan's outlawed Islamic hardline Jamaat ud Dawa (JD), leads the first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Hafiz Saeed (C), chief of Pakistan's outlawed Islamic hardline Jamaat ud Dawa (JD), leads the first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Hafiz Saeed (C), chief of Pakistan's outlawed Islamic hardline Jamaat ud Dawa (JD), leads the first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Kashmiri Muslim women are accompanied by a child as they pray during the first day of the month of Ramadan, at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine in Srinagar on June 19, 2015. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
A Kashmiri Muslim woman prays during the first day of the month of Ramadan, at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine in Srinagar on June 19, 2015. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
A Kashmiri Muslim prays during the first day of the month of Ramadan, at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine in Srinagar on June 19, 2015. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
A Kashmiri Muslim boy looks on during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine in downtown Srinagar on June 19, 2015. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at The Grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at The Grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at The Grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at The Grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims offer first Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at The Grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 19, 2015. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Nepalese Muslims read the Koran during the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at The Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Nepalese Muslims offer the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at The Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Nepalese Muslims offer the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at The Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Nepalese Muslims offer the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at The Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Nepalese Muslims offer the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at The Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Nepalese Muslims offer the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at The Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on June 19, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian street vendor sells dates on the eve of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims buy fruit at a roadside stall ahead of Ramadan in Karachi on June 18, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world marked the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO/ RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani Muslims buy mangoes at a roadside stall ahead of Ramadan in Karachi on June 18, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO/ RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
A Pakistani Muslim man recites the Quran at a mosque ahead of Ramadan in Peshawar on June 18, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. AFP PHOTO/ A MAJEEDA Majeed/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: A man looks over a balcony inside the East London Mosque as people arrive to attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: People leave the East London Mosque after attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men carry out Wudu, a washing procedure in preparation for prayer, at the East London Mosque before the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men gather outside the East London Mosque before attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men carry out Wudu, a washing procedure in preparation for prayer, at the East London Mosque before the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men queue to enter the main prayer hall of the East London Mosque for the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men read newspapers outside the East London Mosque before attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: A man puts his shoes back on after attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the East London Mosque on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: A man collects money for charity as people arrive at the East London Mosque to attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men gather outside the East London Mosque before attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men arrive at the East London Mosque to attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: People arrive at the East London Mosque to attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men carry out Wudu, a washing procedure in preparation for prayer, at the East London Mosque before the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men gather on the stairs in the East London Mosque before attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: A boy runs through the East London Mosque as men arrive for the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men remove their shoes upon entering the East London Mosque to attend first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men queue to enter the main prayer hall of the East London Mosque for the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men leave the East London Mosque after attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the East London Mosque on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men put their shoes back on after attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the East London Mosque on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Members of the Muslim community arrive at the East London Mosque to attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the East London Mosque on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men leave the East London Mosque after attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: A man carries out Wudu, a washing procedure in preparation for prayer, at the East London Mosque before the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men gather on the stairs in the East London Mosque before attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the East London Mosque on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the East London Mosque on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men carry out Wudu, a washing procedure in preparation for prayer, at the East London Mosque before the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Two young men place their shoes in plastic bags upon arriving East London Mosque to attend the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Men leave the East London Mosque after attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Boys put their shoes back on after attending the first Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the East London Mosque on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Muslim men and women across the world began to observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint, earlier this week. During Ramadan the Muslim abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

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