During Ramadan, Uyghurs used to assemble after sunset to break the daytime fast with an ‘Iftar’ meal. It used to be a joyful event: Delicious foods had been prepared throughout the day, and families would sit together for a meal after the evening prayers. A few years ago, the communist regime abolished this tradition in the Uyghurs’ homeland. These days, in fear of retribution, it takes courage and innovation to observe the tradition.