Over one billion Muslims and non-Muslims all over the world celebrate Ramadan. They fast daily, eating nothing, drinking nothing every day for one month until sunset. There is no smoking, no gum-chewing. The fasting is for purification and devotion and love and gratitude for blessings from Allah (God.)
I am so inspired by the sense of joy these photos reveal. Peace and joy on Earth.
The famous poet Rumi writes:
"O moon-faced Beloved,
the month of Ramadan has arrived.
Cover the table
and open the path of praise."
"The month of fasting has come, the emperor's banner has arrived; withhold your hand from food, the spirit's table has arrived...
...Wash your hands and your mouth, neither eat nor speak; seek that speech and that morsel which has come to the silent ones."
May the light of Ramadan shine on us all.