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A day in the life of Muslims during Ramadan in NW China

Updated: 2015-07-14 08:12

A day in the life of Muslims during Ramadan in NW China

Ablikim tursun in his naan shop. [Photo/ts.cn]

Ablikim tursun in Hami city: a Happy naan maker

Ablikim tursun has to get up at 4:30 am and mix flour for the preparation of naan bread, that comes in a large, round, flat pieces widely eaten in Xinjiang province.

Two hours later he starts to make naan for his customers who form a queue in front his shop, so he has to be fast.

Although he has been running his shop since 1999 and has to do the same job every day, he lives a happy and comfortable life.

He enjoys talking with his customers about trivial details of their lives and knows most of their names.

"Although it is Ramadan, my business is still good," he said, adding that there are many Han people near his home and they are his main customers.

Ablikim said that because of his naan, he started to have an association with strangers and even make friends with them.

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