The job of town crier is rare but not new. It dates back to a time when there was no access to alarm clocks or mobile phones and needed someone who would ensure that people wake up on time. The remnants of this dying tradition still remain in some form in Old Delhi.
In the spirit of Ramzan, the period of abstinence merges with time spent with families, friends and communities. The streets are filled with food and joy. Kebabs, chicken, biryani and sweets are among the many mouth-watering items on display.
The website features sections such as Islamic calendar for the next five years, a day-to-day lunar calendar against dates from the Gregorian calendar, and the dates on which the first day of every lunar month will fall.
The police outreach comes against the backdrop of the killing of 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch in March, and retaliatory attacks on local Muslims following last month’s Easter bombings that left 258 people dead in Sri Lanka.
Ramadan, also known or Ramzan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims across the world observe the holy month by abstaining from all sins, rigorously fasting and praying and giving benevolent arms.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the most anticipated festivals for Muslims all across the globe. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan when Prophet Muhammad is believed to have had received the first revelation of the Holy Quran. On this day, Muslims wish each other happiness and good health, indulging in merriment and celebrations.