Archive for July, 2013

Ramadan and the ‘Misri Fanous’

July 14, 2013

Among the unique aspects of Ramadan in Egypt is the lantern that decorates most of the Egyptian streets during this season known as the Ramadan lantern or fanous, which is the Greek word for light. The Fatimids, who ruled Egypt more than a thousand years ago, had issued a law requiring shop and house owners […]


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Nourishment of the body and soul

July 13, 2013

A Masjid goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to Masjid. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 Lectures. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of […]


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