Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.
This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.
Today, over 77 percent of Kashgar city’s 325,000 citizens are Uighur Muslims.
Id Kah Mosque during the Ramadan
By Tahir Ün // faith & religion in Kashgar (2013)