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Worshippers stand in line for the iftar meal after breaking their fast at sunset during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, in which devotees refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset.

Lynne Sladky

Worshippers stand in line for the iftar meal after breaking their fast at sunset during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, in which devotees refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset.

Lynne Sladky

Ramadan started at sundown yesterday

It’s the holiest month on the Islamic calendar and this year’s observation comes amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. The holy month includes dawn to dusk fasting and calls for Muslims to build stronger relationships with Allah. WBEZ’s Adora Namigadde spoke with a few Muslim men at a mosque in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood about their preparations for the month.

Lynne Sladky

 

It’s the holiest month on the Islamic calendar and this year’s observation comes amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. The holy month includes dawn to dusk fasting and calls for Muslims to build stronger relationships with Allah. WBEZ’s Adora Namigadde spoke with a few Muslim men at a mosque in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood about their preparations for the month.

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