In the season, Muslims also perform Islamic duties like fasting and prayers. Apart from these, Muslims also practice Zikr like reading Quran and other Islamic books.
The demand for the holy Quran, Surah Yaseen, prayer caps, Tasbih, Janimaz and other data-x-items double during Ramadan. Muslims believe that donating Quran or a set of individual chapters (30th Juz known as 30 paare), Surah Yaseen or Janimaz to mosques in the name of their ancestors or relatives would help them get rewarded in their hereafter, said Mohammed Salman, owner of Minar Book Depot and Publisher, located near Charminar, India.
Salman said a copy of Holy Quran or a set of individual chapters is available at the store depending on the quality. The store also carries other books like translations of religious books in Urdu and English
Md Fazlul Rahman, a customer, said that each year during Ramadan, he distributes a set of 30 paare in Islamic schools and Janimaz in mosques in the name of his late grandparents, so they are rewarded by the almighty.
Another customer Mohammed Ayaz purchased a dozen of Sureh Yaseen to donate in mosques in the name his parents. He said that he donates depending upon his budget. Ilyas Bukhari, managing partner at Mohammed Cap Mart, which is the largest shop in city for Janimaz and rugs, said that the store offers 10% discount on data-x-items customers buy to donate. "It is a tradition in Hyderabad and in most Muslim- dominated cities and countries to lay new carpets and prayer rugs every year just ahead of Ramadan," he added.
Rugs of the likes used in the Holy mosques of Makkah and Prophet's Mosque in Medina are also available in the mart. Nearly 1,000 types of prayer caps representing different cultures of different Islamic countries and places are also on display in the store.