Ramadan and the ‘Misri Fanous’

Posted by on July 14, 2013 at 11:57 am

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

Posted by on July 13, 2013 at 11:45 pm

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 […]

Ramadan: A time to reflect, devote and give

Posted by on July 30, 2012 at 6:55 am

The word Ramadan is derived from the Arabic word related to the sands of the desert, or from the root word that means parched thirst or a land that is heated and baked by the sun. It is expressive of hunger and thirst felt by those who fast during this holy month. Ramadan is indeed […]

Dawoodi Bohras and Ramadan

Posted by on July 27, 2012 at 4:55 am

The Dawoodi Bohras all around the world have a unique way among all Muslims when it comes to living through the holy and pious month of Ramadan. Muslims around the world are zealous about humility, patience, good deeds, fasting and prayers during these days. The bohras are more than just enthusiastic. When it comes to […]