Protest marches in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, India, occupied West Bank, disputed Kashmir, and several other places show solidarity for Palestinians.
With mosques in the region being periodically demolished and fasting mostly banned, minorities in East Turkistan are bearing the brunt of institutionalised xenophobia.
Month of fasting began on the evening of May 5 for many Muslims, with others starting on May 6.
Millions more, however, in India, Pakistan, and Iran, will likely be marking the start of the lunar month on Tuesday based on moon sightings there.
This year’s Ramadan will start on or around the evening of May 6 and will be observed by hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide.
The activists, who filed a lawsuit against the Alaska Department of Corrections, claim that Muslim inmates received insufficient rations and that some of that which they received, contained pork.
As a result of Turkey's rich history, many Muslims from around the world have chosen to come to Istanbul as tourists, students and workers. But how does Ramadan here differ from their native countries?
Eating in public is banned in many countries during the Muslim month of fasting. But the people of Istanbul continue living as they desire, respectful of different practices.
The long hours without food and water can be a challenge for the converts fasting for the first time in Ramadan, but the holy month provides a chance for them to engage more with the Muslim community.
Fasting in the month of Ramadan is the third of Islam's five pillars. In some parts of the world, the fasting period in a day is up to 21 hours long.
Decked in Ottoman-era attire, the Ramadan drummers wander the streets to wake up residents for "sahur" — the last meal before a day of fasting that begins before sunrise.
More than 3 million Syrian refugees are living in Turkey where they are marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in peace and security.
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