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History of Mesaharaty

The Mesaharaty transformed from a mere person accompanied by a child to carry the lantern into a band of several people carrying tambourines and playing tunes chanting with each band.

Amal Ibrahim

Ramadan begins: history of moon sighting in Egypt

Muslims around the world celebrate on Monday the beginning of Ramadan. One of the most important religious events is the night of Roaya (moon sighting), and it marks the last night in the month of Sha’ban, and the beginning of Ramadan. Fasting Ramadan is linked to three moon sighting nights: the first is of Sha’ban, …

Amal Ibrahim

LNA urges troops to continue Tripoli battle in Ramadan

The Libyan National Army (LNA) urged its troops engaged in Tripoli clashes to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson, Reuters reported. LNA Commander Khalifa Haftar was quoted as saying that soldiers should fight harder because the Muslim month of Ramadan which begins on Monday is a month of holy war. “Officers …

Daily News Egypt

How were women portrayed in Ramadan season 2018?

Ramadan season is known for witnessing the production of a large number of series, that this season witnessed the presence of 30. That led to increasing the competition, but the question is how the portrayal of women in that huge number of series was. To answer this question, the National Council for Women (NCW), in …

Nihal Samir

Ramadan in the Comoros

The Comoros is a small African-Arab Islamic country consisting of a group of islands in the Strait of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. The official languages of the Comoros are Comorian, French, and Arabic. Comorian (or Shikomoro) is a Bantu language closely related to Swahili. About 86% of the Comorian population is Muslim. The Arabs …

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Best-performing brands in Ramadan 2018

A report issued by Mintrics on the best-performing brands across four sectors in Ramadan placed Vodafone at the top of the telecommunications sector, while Pepsi topped fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), Mountain View the real estate sector, and Banque Misr the banking sector. According to the report, Vodafone has the highest number of Facebook and YouTube …

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Ramadan in Thailand

Thailand in located in Southeast Asia and was known as Siam until 11 May 1949. Thai means “free” in the Thai language. Opinions vary on the percentage of Muslims in Thailand, but some say they represent about 5-10% of its total population. Muslims are largely present in Southern Thailand. Their origins date back to the …

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Ramadan in Pakistan

Like millions of other Muslims around the world, people in Pakistan observe the month of Ramadan with traditional fervour and zeal. With millions of Muslims in the country who do not eat from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of those who are exempt for certain reasons, Pakistan is one of the countries where citizens, …

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Ramadan in Morocco

“Awasher Mubaraka” (happy first 10 days of Ramadan) is a greeting usually said by the people of Morocco during the first days of Ramadan or at the beginning of any religious occasion. By these words, the Moroccans congratulate each other on the beginning of Ramadan. The Moroccans receive the month of “obedience” with cannons shooting …

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Ramadan in Philippines

The Philippines is located in the Far East in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago consists of 7,000 islands. Each has mountains, plains, and forests, in addition to the world’s largest coasts, with a large number of lakes, rivers, springs, and streams. Filipino Muslims are called Moro. It is the name the Spanish gave to the …

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Ramadan in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d’Ivoire, is located on the Atlantic coast in West Africa. It is famous for ivory, cocoa, and elephants. Its capital since 1983 has been Yamoussoukro, while Abidjan was the capital before that since 1933, and is still its economic capital. Ivory Coast was named as such because of the …

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Least viewed ads in H1 Ramadan

Companies rolled out their advertising campaigns for the month of Ramadan, which often sees strong competition among different companies, whether they are providing services or products. Daily News Egypt examined data on the least viewed advertisements in the first 15 days of the holy month, according to E3langi. Least viewed ads on Facebook Despite the …

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‘Mawa’ed Al-Rahman’: Sharing food with strangers

  One of the most eye-catching sights in Ramadan are “Mawa’ed Al-Rahman”, which literally translates to Tables of the Merciful (God). Passing through almost every neighbourhood in Egypt, by the time the Maghrib (sunset) prayers is called, it is difficult to miss the long, stacked tables of food and drink, which often stretch the entire …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in Malaysia

Malaysia is filled with people of many races and several religions, including Muslim Malaysians, and Muslim and non-Muslim Chinese and Indians. These different races and religions all live in peace in Malaysia, and there is a spirit they share during feasts and celebrations, so Malaysia is seen as a multi-ethnic country, with a Muslim majority …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in Turkey

Like all people in Islamic countries, Turkish Muslims receive Ramadan with joy. They rely on astronomical calculations to determine the beginning of Ramadan. It is rare to see someone watching Ramadan’s crescent, so the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs announces the start of Ramadan. As Ramadan starts in Turkey, lights at mosques are lit from …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in Russia

Ramadan has special elements that distinguish it from the rest of the months in Russia, like many enjoyable traditions that begin once the start of the holy month is announced. Some of these traditions include lighting roads and streets with special lights. Fasting hours in Russia sometimes reach 22 hours, which makes them among the …

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Ramadan in Chad

Even though it is not an Arab country, Chad has many Arab characteristics. Ramadan in Chad is an Arab and African combination. Besides French, Arabic is the official language and the one used in daily life in Chad, especially among Muslims, who form a majority of the country. The name of the country is taken …

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Reliving historic Ramadan spirit in Old Cairo

  Amid the special spirit Ramadan brings in Egypt, one cannot miss spending a day of the holy month at one of Cairo’s most sacred districts, Al-Hussein area. In the heart of Old Cairo, the district combines between the cherished Islamic places of worship and one-of-a-kind entertaining atmosphere. Stepping inside the area before the Maghrib …

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Ramadan in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is called the country of lakes, having the largest number of inland lakes in the world. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan restored its lost Islamic identity. Despite the fact that Azerbaijan had been under communist rule for 70 years, the …

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Ramadan in Nigeria

About half of Nigeria’s population is Muslim. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is officially observed in Nigeria when the Ramadan crescent is sighted by the Nigerians themselves, as they do not start the fasting according to any other country’s observation. Once the moon-sighting is confirmed, a spirit of joy spreads …

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Ramadan in Senegal

Senegal is one of the countries located in West Africa. The percentage of its population that is Muslim is 96%. The name Senegal is derived from “Sonogal” in the Wolof language, which means “our boat.” Ramadan in Senegal is a month when the values of tolerance and cooperation are highlighted. During sunset on 29 Shaaban, …

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Ramadan in Algeria

The holy month of Ramadan occupies a special place in the hearts of Algerians. Preparations are seen through people cleaning mosques and painting walls, as well as the clear demand for Ramadan supplies. In every house, there is an iftar table for family and relatives. Algeria is one of the largest Arab countries in terms …

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