Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk and traditionally break that fast with an elaborate meal followed by a lot of tea and sweets. One customer, Mohammad Ali, reckons people have been afraid to shop since Sunni extremists took control of much of Iraq and vowed Baghdad would be next.
Darba diena tuvojs beigm. The extremists may even have a religious imperative to fight harder: Many Islamic scholars believe that those killed in battle during Ramadan are particularly blessed. Iraqis shop for food in preparation for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Baghdad on Saturday.
In a dramatic Ramadan statement Sunday, the group rebranded as just the Islamic State, and declared authority over all Muslims worldwide. Presentation Prezentado This dictionary is issued from the data of the multilingual dictionary Ergane.
But across the street, Abbas Karim is watching music videos in his elegant and very empty gentleman's outfitters. Even last Ramadan, the group was powerful in Syria, and in addition to fighting, its members put on Quran-reciting competitions and distributed toys to children.
In Iraq, extremists have taken over much of the country and show no sign of easing their fighting. In the Abu Afif candy store in Baghdad, the cooks are hard at work layering paper-thin pastry and drenching it in rose petal syrup, then sprinkling chopped pistachios over wide steel dishes of their famous baklava.
But many face a bleak Ramadan this year. A discussion on the bleak ramadan in iraq The best opinions, comments and analysis from The Telegraph.