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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.
“It is a tradition. No one can start Ramadan without getting a new Fanoos” says merchant
Street decorations, lanterns, and huge family banquets: the little things that Egyptians take for granted
The streets are decorated with lights and colourful lanterns. People greet each other with smiles and wait for any interaction between them to say kul sena wa enta tayeb (used during the holy month to mean “Happy Ramadan”)
“There is no such crime as preaching in Egyptian law,” says defence lawyer
By Ahmed Tharwat The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began last week. This fasting month is observed by millions of Muslims around the world, unless you are in China, where anti-fasting cops resort to force feeding observing Muslims in public. The number of hours that Muslims must fast will vary based on where they live. …