Preparations are Underway for Ramadhan in Jerusalem

Preparations are underway at the Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem for the holy month of Ramadhan, expected to begin on June 17 or 18 this year.

Muslims fast from dawn to sunset during the month, the start of which is decided by sighting the new moon. The mosque is the third holiest site in Islam, and is getting prepped for Muslim worshippers during the month.

Al Aqsa, which is also known as Bayt al-Muqaddas, is located in the Old City of Jerusalem.

On Twitter, Khaled Safi shares a photograph showing how work is progressing in putting up canopies, to shield worshippers from the sun during the midday Friday prayers. This area, outside the Dome of the Rock, is also where thousands of Muslims break their fast when the sun sets:

Preparations have started for receiving the month of Ramadhan in the holy Masjid Al Aqsa. May Allah bless us to pray in it

Niswihaidi shares another set of photographs, saying:

Preparations have started for the holy month in the Aqsa Mosque by putting up canopies and sprinklers for protecting worshipers from the sun in Ramadhan

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