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Ramadan traditions across the Gulf

The UAE is characterised by iftar on the ground and it has a special character in Ramadan, where tents and trailers are spread on the ground, and on the coasts of the sea as well.

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Ramadan across Africa

The month of Ramadan is similar there to many Arab countries as everyone awaits viewing the crescent, knowing the first day of fasting, and performing Taraweeh prayers in mosques.

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Ramadan in the Maghreb

The atmosphere of Ramadan and the celebration of the coming of the holy month are similar in most Muslim countries, but there are details for each nation in their customs and traditions.

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Ramadan Cannon

The Ramadan cannon is one of the most important habits during the holy month, and while people’s fasting really depends on the time of Maghreb and Fajr (dawn) prayers, the cannon remains a sign of Ramadan that all children love to hear.

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Dates: Ramadan traditions at Muslim iftar worldwide

The majority of Muslims break their fast with dates in different countries of the world because of its high nutritional value which is suitable for fasting and is considered one of the Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet. You will find that Muslims buy dates in abundance before the month of Ramadan so that it is …

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The story behind  Ramadan Lantern

lanterns were used by women on their way to the mosques, and they are led by a young man, so that the passers-by will notice that there are women on the road, and give them right of way.

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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.

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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, …

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