Long and sweet reward after the fast

PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

An Indian worker at a food factory in Hyderabad drying seviiyan (thin vermicelli), which is used in preparing sheerkhorma, a traditional sweet dish prepared by the Muslim community during the breaking of the fast in the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims around the world are observing the holy month, during which followers of Islam are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2015, with the headline 'LONG AND SWEET REWARD AFTER THE FAST'. Print Edition | Subscribe