Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Ramadhan Picture by Ahim Rani

A colleague showed me a series of beautiful photos of Ramadhan from around the world and I was surprised to find an entry by Brunei's very own and very popular, Ahim Rani.

So, here goes ...

"An officer of Brunei's Islamic authority looks through a telescope as he performs "rukyah", the sighting of the new moon for Ramadan, over the skies of Bukit Agok outside Bandar Seri Begawan August 31, 2008. Muslims scan the sky at dusk at the end of their lunar calendar's eighth month in search of the new moon to proclaim the beginning of Ramadan. (REUTERS/Ahim Rani) "

The image was taken from the original article entitled "Observing Ramadhan" by Alan Taylor. The article features a beautiful, interesting and colourful collection of pictures about Ramadhan. While many muslims in the world have faced much discrimination, oppression and distress, it is truly heart-warming to see peace in some of these pictures within the muslim community.

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