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Spending Ramadhan in Lirboyo Islamic boarding school

  • Santri (students) of Lirboyo Islamic boarding school bathe before studying. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Santri (students) of Lirboyo Islamic boarding school bathe before studying. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A student walks to the mosque. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A student walks to the mosque. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A student sleeps while others recite the Quran. Lessons start after subuh (dawn) prayers until dhuhur (midday) prayers. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A student sleeps while others recite the Quran. Lessons start after subuh (dawn) prayers until dhuhur (midday) prayers. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Students sleep without mattresses and have to cramp into a room. Sometimes they take turns to sleep because of limited space. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Students sleep without mattresses and have to cramp into a room. Sometimes they take turns to sleep because of limited space. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • The atmosphere in front of a student’s room. Some of them rest while others prepare to recite the Quran. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    The atmosphere in front of a student’s room. Some of them rest while others prepare to recite the Quran. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Students read the Quran on the roadside because of overcrowding at Lirboyo school during Ramadhan. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Students read the Quran on the roadside because of overcrowding at Lirboyo school during Ramadhan. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A santri walks in front of a langgar (small mosque). JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A santri walks in front of a langgar (small mosque). JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A santri carries a Quran on his head on his way to the mosque to study it while waiting to break the fast. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A santri carries a Quran on his head on his way to the mosque to study it while waiting to break the fast. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A student recites the Quran at the Lirboyo mosque. It is a routine activity for students at the boarding school. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A student recites the Quran at the Lirboyo mosque. It is a routine activity for students at the boarding school. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A student cooks instant noodles to break the fast. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A student cooks instant noodles to break the fast. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Students wait to break the fast by singing, accompanied by a tambourine. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Students wait to break the fast by singing, accompanied by a tambourine. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Students share food and drinks when breaking the fast. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Students share food and drinks when breaking the fast. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Hundreds of santri in Lirboyo Islamic boarding school, East Java, recite the Quran after tarawih (evening prayers) on the street. During Ramadhan, the number of students increases drastically. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Hundreds of santri in Lirboyo Islamic boarding school, East Java, recite the Quran after tarawih (evening prayers) on the street. During Ramadhan, the number of students increases drastically. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Hundreds of santri in Lirboyo Islamic boarding school, East Java, recite the Quran after tarawih (evening prayers) on the street. During Ramadhan, the number of students increases drastically. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Hundreds of santri in Lirboyo Islamic boarding school, East Java, recite the Quran after tarawih (evening prayers) on the street. During Ramadhan, the number of students increases drastically. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A student takes notes while reading the Quran, locally known as Kitab Kuning (Yellow Book) due to its color. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A student takes notes while reading the Quran, locally known as Kitab Kuning (Yellow Book) due to its color. JP/Sigit Pamungkas