Across different races and nations, a people are united in faith, bound by obligation, resolved through prayer, and will soon be elated in celebration. Here, images capture the faithful, beginning their iftar with dates and water, just as it was done over a thousand years ago. This, was the holy month of Ramadan.
Click through our gallery of selected images from Time and National Geographic of those participating and celebrating Ramadan.
Mubarak Al Eid.