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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 …

Daily News Egypt

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 …

Daily News Egypt

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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Heritage Ramadan nights back at Conrad’s

People spending their day fasting and their nights gathering is the main theme of Ramadan in Egypt, and finding the best place to hang out and have suhoor is always an ongoing struggle amongst people who want to combine fanciness with heritage at the same time. Conrad Cairo decided to combine Cairo’s significant tradition with …

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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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Op-ed review: Talk on economy continues, Ramadan media content

As the holy month of Ramadan started last week, annual TV series are often the subject of commentary in the media and discussion on social media. In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, two op-eds tackled the issue. To Adel Sabry, these series shift people’s attention from the purpose of the holy month, which should be focused on …

Amira El-Fekki

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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 …

Daily News Egypt

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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First week of Ramadan ad campaigns sees strong competition

Companies have rolled out their advertising campaigns for the month of Ramadan, which often sees strong competition among telecommunications companies. Orange and Vodafone both initiated their campaigns on the first day of Ramadan, while Etisalat started one day behind. Daily News Egypt explores data on the most viewed ads in the first four days of …

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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 …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in Maldives

The Maldives is a group of coral islands in the Indian Ocean. It is known for its beaches, blue lagoons, and extensive reefs. The capital is Malé, and its official language is Divehi. All its population are Muslims and most of them have Indian and Sri Lankan roots. The people of the Maldives are devout …

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50%, increase in consumer consumption of goods in Ramadan: Ministry of Supply

Egypt’s Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Aly El Meselhi said in a television interview that the volume of consumer’s consumption of food commodities during Ramadan is 50% higher than other months. Manufacturers and traders are achieving high profits in this Holy month, despite of the large price cuts such as extreme discounts of up …

Nihal Samir

Lantern handicraft fights to survive

  For hundreds of years, Ramadan has been connected to lanterns in Egypt. Weeks ahead of the start of the holy month, streets become filled with vendors selling lanterns of every shape and size. Just like any other industry in Egypt, Chinese products have recently dominated the sphere, erasing any existence of local production. With …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in India

There is a large number of Muslims in India—around 200 million. Islam is the second largest religion in India, following Hinduism. Daily News Egypt will shed light on Indian Muslims’ traditions during the holy month of Ramadan. Despite the great diversity of religions and beliefs in India, everyone lives there in harmony and tolerance. Muslims …

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NCW to monitor women’s of women in Ramadan dramas, commercials

Based on the social responsibility of the National Council for Women (NCW), Suzan Al-Kalini, head of the media committee at the NCW, announced that the council has formed a committee to monitor the image of women in the series, commercials, and programmes to be screened on television during the holy month of Ramadan. During the …

Nihal Samir