Holy month

Thursday to be first day of holy Ramadan month in Egypt: Dar Al-Iftaa

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 - 06:08 GMT

Dar Al-Iftaa, Egypt’s religious body entitled to issue Islamic opinions, announced next Thursday 23 March 2023 the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan of the Hijri year 1444.

Egypt intensifies anti-COVID measures at mosques ahead of Ramadan

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 04:42 GMT

Egypt has intensified preparations at mosques as the holy month of Ramadan approaches, in line with the precautionary measures set to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Bitter-Sweet, traditional Sudanese Ramadan drinks

Wed, 15 May 2019 - 02:41 GMT

The drink is bitter-sweet “Hulu-Murr” because it combines sweet ingredients like sugar, honey and popcorn with lots of spices.

10 eating habits to avoid for safe fasting for diabetics

Mon, 06 May 2019 - 01:02 GMT

As Ramadan begins, diabetes patients who insist on fasting are advised to follow general dietary guidelines to stay health and avoid high blood sugar levels.

Why Egyptian policemen arrest people not fasting in Ramadan

Thu, 17 May 2018 - 03:44 GMT

Since 2009, dozens of people were reportedly arrested by Egyptian police officers, after being spotted eating during day time in Ramadan

Afghanistan arms civilians to protect mosques during holy month

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 10:08 GMT

Afghanistan is arming hundreds of civilians nationwide to help protect mosques during one of the holiest months on the Islamic calendar.

A different taste of Ramadan in Egypt

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 - 10:52 GMT

When Polish-born Monika Sleszynska moved to London in her early 20s, the glimpse into Ramadan she gleaned from fasting Muslim colleagues in college didn't make sense to her then.

Friday sees big ceremony marking Ramadan moon-sighting

Fri, 26 May 2017 - 09:54 GMT

A huge ceremony is set to be held Friday on occasion of the moon-sighting to determine the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan starts Saturday in Saudi Arabia

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 05:43 GMT

Saudi authorities announced that Saturday will witness the start of the holy month Ramadan.

Gov’t launches 'Ahlan Ramadan' to control price hikes

Sat, 20 May 2017 - 02:13 GMT

The government launches “Ahlan Ramadan” (Hello Ramadan) Supermarket exhibition in Cairo International Conference Center from May 23 to 26 .

Government vows to provide more goods during Ramadan

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 - 02:04 GMT

CAIRO – 16 April 2017: With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, the government is striving to provide the market with essential foodstuffs.