Ramadan in Canada – A Photo Essay - New Canadian Media

Ramadan in Canada – A Photo Essay

It’s been over a week now since Muslims across Canada began observing Ramadan, the holy month in the Islamic calendar, which encourages fasting, charity donation…

It’s been over a week now since Muslims across Canada began observing Ramadan, the holy month in the Islamic calendar, which encourages fasting, charity donation and an increase in religious devotion. From Vancouver to Halifax, many of Canada’s one million Muslims (three per cent of the national population) are refraining from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. Photojournalist Abbas Somji captures some vivid moments.