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How Do Egyptian Muslims Celebrate Ramadan Month


Thu 24 Mar 2022 | 03:28 PM
Ahmed Emam

Nowadays, many Egyptian Muslims are gearing up to celebrate holy Ramadan, also known as the "month of fasting," in which the archangel Gabriel descended from the heavens to inform the prophet Muhammad (SAW) about the great Quran message.

It’s a month where Egyptians can come together and show self-control for God. They are actually enthusiastic—earlier in the Shaaban month, anyway—and are more than happy to increase their level of spiritual and physical submission to Allah by way of fasting; that is to say, they must abstain from eating and drinking as well as forbidden acts.

Here are some of the traditional and more unconventional rituals by which Egyptians will welcome and observe Ramadan in 2022:

Like many Muslims around the world's two spheres, Egyptians break their fasts with a date, milk, or Tamr Hendi, which is a herbal date flavored drink prepared with water and also passed around the table, followed by a small fried snack of some sort.

During the fasting month, you’re going to see all the major and big cities in Egypt turn into cities that never sleep, like Cairo, with people enjoying being out and about after the Maghrib prayers. Everything in the streets rearranges itself around Ramadan, including, of course, the mosque areas and restaurants, most of which are only open at the beginning and the end of each fast.

Moreover, the iconic districts of Old Cairo like EL-Hussain, Khan el-Khalili and El-Moez area have a vibrant history of celebrating the holy month in a colorful way. The pomp and glamor of the time are witnessed across the iconic ancient districts in every place, and every corner celebrates the festivity at its best.

In addition to the above-mentioned, the Egyptians are getting into the Ramadan spirit by decorating a section of the main squares in front of the mosques of Sahaba and Ahl Elbit.

As we know, the majority of Egyptians are considered and seen as one of the most benevolent societies worldwide, especially when it comes to participating in charities. Consequently, their philanthropy, coupled with the Holy Month of Ramadan’s blessings, is the best time for them to give back.