Ramadan in Korea: Muslims flock to Itaewon mosque as holy fasting month begins

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Ramadan in Korea: Muslims flock to Itaewon mosque as holy fasting month begins





This year's Ramadan, a holy month of fasting for devout Muslims, started in Korea on May 6 and ends on June 5.

Islam is a minority religion here in Korea but when the Ramadan period begins, mosques across the nation becomes crowded with believers of Islam.

During Ramadan, the Itaewon Seoul Central Mosque prepares free meals for hundreds of Muslims after sunset, and hosts prayers every night.





This year's Ramadan, a holy month of fasting for devout Muslims, started in Korea on May 6 and ends on June 5.

Islam is a minority religion here in Korea but when the Ramadan period begins, mosques across the nation becomes crowded with believers of Islam.

During Ramadan, the Itaewon Seoul Central Mosque prepares free meals for hundreds of Muslims after sunset, and hosts prayers every night.

Lee Min-young minlee@koreatimes.co.kr


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