Monday, July 22, 2013

Breaking the fast at Ramadan

Last night, Tania, myself and a couple of others went on a tour of Old Delhi, to the Jama Masjid mosque (built in the 17th Century), to watch the breaking of the Ramadan fast.

Our tour guide was a lovely woman called Navina Jafa, who runs tours around Delhi and throughout India.

We were also treated to something special this night: we were shown some of the relics of the mosques. These include:

A 14th Century copy of the first chapter of the Koran
A sandal owned by Muhammad
A lock of hair from Muhammad
An imprint of Muhammad’s foot in stone

Families and friends set up their picnics in the main square, waiting for the Iman to call sunset and the end of the fast.

It was something special to see.

I hope you like the photos:

Navina Jafa
The 14th Century Koran
A lock of Muhammad's hair
A sandal belonging to Muhammad
Muhammad's footprint in the stone

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