|23 Aug 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com|
|Ramadan Fast for Swami Agnivesh, Lord Meghnad Desai|
By Saeed Naqvi
19 Aug 2010
A youth and children ride a scooter near the Jama Masjid during Iftar on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in New Delhi last week.
It was an extraordinary group of five that turned up at Delhi's Jama Masjid at 3.30 a.m. last week for saheri, or the last meal before the day's fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Saheri derives from saher, which means dawn.
Only those in the vicinity of mosques make it a congregational affair. And when the mosque happens to be one of the world's great monuments, Jama Masjid, people sometimes travel long distances to participate in this remarkable confluence of faith and aesthetics.