Hawzah News Agency (Qom, Iran) - Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk.
When Ramadan begins, Muslim observers enter into a period of discipline and worship: fasting during the day, and praying throughout the day and night.
Ramadan is a time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one's inner self.
Pakistani residents offer prayers before breaking their fast in Peshawar
A Palestinian worshipper attends the second Friday prayers of Ramadan in al-Aqsa mosque compound.
Afghan children hold dishes as they wait to receive food donated by a private charity in Jalalabad.
A woman offers prayers inside the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, India.
Pakistani worshippers offer prayers during the second Friday of Ramadan in Lahore.
Lebanese and Syrians prepare dishes for an "Iftar" dinner in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Muslims pray during the Friday prayers for Ramadan in Occupied territories.
Afghan men pray during Ramadan, in Mazar-i-sharif