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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 …

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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 …

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Egypt becomes first Arab country to chair UNESCO subcommittee of 1970 cultural property treaty

Egypt was unanimously selected on Friday to be the head of UNESCO’s subcommittee, the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export, and Transport of Ownership of Cultural Property, which is an international treaty, according to state-owned EgyNews. The selection makes Egypt the first Middle Eastern country to head the committee …

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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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Madiha Yousry dies at 97

Distinguished Egyptian actress Madiha Yousry died on Tuesday at the age of 97 after a long battle with illness. The funeral of the prominent actress was held in Al-Sayeda Nafisa Mosque on Wednesday. Dubbed the Nile Brunette, Yousry was named one of the 10 most beautiful women in the 1940s. Yousry was born in 1921. …

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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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Taksir Sharqi: a band bonded by love and great music

  Coming from the word broken, Taksir Sharqi refers to broken rhythms, says Ahmed Omran the founder and mastermind leading the band. The word truly reflects their music: chains of musical statements interwoven with other harmonious melodies into a whole unlike anything you’ve heard in recent musical creations, a truly enjoyable and elegantly subtle mix …

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Google doodle celebrates Radwa Ashour’s 72nd birthday

Google celebrated the 72nd birthday of the late prominent author Radwa Ashour through a doodle on the search giant’s homepage. Featuring a cartoon of Ashour tightly clutching her book to her chest, with scenes from her novels behind her, Google commemorated the distinguished novelist’s birthday. Ashour was born on 26 May 1946. She is the …

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Ramadan in Palestine

Palestinian customs, traditions, and special manifestations distinguish the holy month of Ramadan from other times of the year. These customs were transferred along different generations and preserved until today in the character of the Palestinians. This year, the Palestinians are commemorating the Nakba of 1948 and celebrating Ramadan at the same time. Despite ongoing violence …

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Konafa and qatayef: Ramadan’s most in-demand desserts

When it comes to food, Ramadan is the season of highest food consumption. Preparing the iftar meal is not the only dish people stop at, but they go on to prepare the desserts that are as important as the plethora of food that fill families’ tables.  Konafa and qatayef are inseparable part of Ramadan’s tradition …

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Ramadan in Iran

As is the case in most Islamic countries, Iranian markets prepare intensively for Ramadan and the demand for Ramadan supplies increases. It is a month filled with invitations and hospitality over iftar (breakfast) meals and suhoor (late dinner). However, Iran is slightly different when it comes to some habits and traditions in receiving Ramadan. Before …

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Ramadan in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the largest Islamic country in the world in terms of area. It consists of 16 provinces. The Kazakh people account for 53.4% ​​of the total population, most of whom speak Kazakh. It is the official language of the state and has Turkish origins. About 70% of Kazakhstan’s inhabitants are Muslims. The country borders …

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Orientalist scholar Bernard Lewis dies at 101

Bernard Lewis, one of the leading orientalists on the Middle East, passed away on Saturday in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, US at the age of 101. Lewis was born in London in 1916. He graduated from University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 1936, where he also earned his PhD in …

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