In Photos: Bidding Farewell to Ramzan With Iftar on Juma-tul-Wida

Ramzan nears a bittersweet end as the Juma-tul-Wida marked the last Friday of this sacred month.

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Evening scene at Jama Masjid.
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It was not just another Iftaar (evening meal) at Jama Masjid. Muslims came in huge numbers to mark Jumatul Vida, the last Friday in Ramzan. Jama Masjid saw a huge congregation of Muslims at the Jumma Namaz.

I reached minutes before sunset to the sound of the evening prayers. Making my way through the crowd, I found myself at the centre. While a few people were amused by the weird camera (360 degree camera on a monopod-mount), others noted that I didn’t have food with me.

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As I tried to set my camera, my eyes met those of a family who was eating. They offered me a bite of their food. It looked tasty, but I had to decline the offer in fear of soiling my equipment.

People praying outside the Mosque.
People praying outside the Mosque.
(Photo: Jaivardhan Singh Channey/The Quint)
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I took a few more pictures and then moved through the crowd, which was now offering prayers. I was with a colleague who was taking pictures outside the mosque, while I was taking a few inside it. People were coming in and out the mosque but the place remained crowded till 8 pm.

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The entrance to the mosque.
The entrance to the mosque.
(Photo: Jaivardhan Singh Channey/The Quint)

While people prayed inside the mosque, food stalls started preparing meals for the fasting people to come out and eat.

In Photos: Bidding Farewell to Ramzan With Iftar on Juma-tul-Wida
(Photo: Jaivardhan Singh Channey/The Quint)
In Photos: Bidding Farewell to Ramzan With Iftar on Juma-tul-Wida
(Photo: Jaivardhan Singh Channey/The Quint)
In Photos: Bidding Farewell to Ramzan With Iftar on Juma-tul-Wida
(Photo: Jaivardhan Singh Channey/The Quint)

Iftaar is usually associated with delicious food and this evening could not be any different. We came out of the mosque and bee-lined for the food stalls. We weren’t remotely disappointed.

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In Photos: Bidding Farewell to Ramzan With Iftar on Juma-tul-Wida
(Photo: Jaivardhan Singh Channey/The Quint)
In Photos: Bidding Farewell to Ramzan With Iftar on Juma-tul-Wida
(Photo: Jaivardhan Singh Channey/The Quint)
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