• Short Summary

    The Muslim fast of Ramadan has come around again.

    For Egyptians, like other Muslims, it is?

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    The Muslim fast of Ramadan has come around again.

    For Egyptians, like other Muslims, it is a time of fasting, self-discipline and purification of the soul.

    During Ramadan, Muslims take neither food nor drink between sunrise and sunset.

    SYNOPSIS: One of the Five Pillars of Islam...the fast of Ramadan...has come around again. In cairo, as in other Muslim cities, it is a time for self discipline and purification of the soul.

    During Ramadan, a Muslim may neither eat nor drink between sunrise and sunset. The Koran actually holds that the fast should begin when "so much of the dawn appears that a white thread may be distinguished from a black". But special foods are prepared and sold for Muslims to eat when the day's fasting ends at dusk.

    The beginning and end of Ramadan come when a trustworthy person testifies that he has seen the new crescent moon. This means the fast can be delayed or prolonged by cloudy weather.

    In many Muslim countries, citizens of other faiths often observe the fast along with Muslims. This is seen s a gesture of polite neighbourliness, and a token of a wish for peaceful coexistence.

    The end of each day's fast is announced by the firing of a cannon, which these soldiers in Cairo are preparing.

    The boom announces time for relaxation before another day of fasting and prayer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA451LAP710MWG9F2FZAAWVB6P
    Media URN:
    VLVA451LAP710MWG9F2FZAAWVB6P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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