A man reads the Koran at the Grand Mosque ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Sanaa, Yemen May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

The holy month of Ramadan, a time of restraint and austerity began in Bangladesh on Sunday.

Muslims in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait and Qatar and Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, are observing their first fast of the month of Ramadan today.

Members of Pakistan’s moon sighting committee perform evening prayers after they tried to look for the new moon that will mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, from Pakistan’s Meteorological Department (PMD) building in Karachi, Pakistan May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Muslim women pray on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
Muslim men are seen following a noon prayer before the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kunming, Yunnan province, China May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Wong Campion CHINA OUT.
Muslim girls carry torches as they take part during a parade ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a rural area in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
A Palestinian man reads Koran in a mosque, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the southern Gaza Strip May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa