The spirit of Ramadan in the Muslim world

The spirit of Ramadan in the Muslim world

In this Sunday, June 15, 2014 photo, Egyptians shop for traditional lanterns used for the holy month of Ramadan starting next week, at a market in the neighborhood of Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo, Egypt. Many devout Muslims in the Middle East will start observing the dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy month of Ramadan next week. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah, El Shorouk Newspaper)

In this Sunday, June 15, 2014 photo, Egyptians shop for traditional lanterns used for the holy month of Ramadan starting next week, at a market in the neighborhood of Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo, Egypt. Many devout Muslims in the Middle East will start observing the dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy month of Ramadan next week. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah, El Shorouk Newspaper)

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The time of eftar

The time of eftar

LARGE LANTERN: A Palestinian man walked with a large lantern in Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday. Muslims are preparing for the fasting month of Ramadan. (Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

LARGE LANTERN: A Palestinian man walked with a large lantern in Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday. Muslims are preparing for the fasting month of Ramadan. (Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

Ramadan Ready: series to prepare for Ramadan and have ease in the Ramadan Kitchen

Ramadan Ready: series to prepare for Ramadan and have ease in the Ramadan Kitchen

Ready for Ramadan -Palestine

Ready for Ramadan -Palestine

A typical sight in the days preceding and during the celebration of Ramadan , is the vision of many  colored fanus , or Ramadan lantern.   Generally children are found with a small fanus in the street , after dark singing Wahawi ya Wahawi (metaphorically meaning the light of fire)…Iyuha (an unknown word which is used to rhyme in between)…Ruht ya Sha’ban …Wi Gheet ya Ramadan …Iyuha….Bint el Sultan …Iyuha…Labsa el Guftan …Iyuha…Yalla ya Ghaffar …Iduna el Idiya ..Yalla ya Ghafar.

A typical sight in the days preceding and during the celebration of Ramadan , is the vision of many colored fanus , or Ramadan lantern. Generally children are found with a small fanus in the street , after dark singing Wahawi ya Wahawi (metaphorically meaning the light of fire)…Iyuha (an unknown word which is used to rhyme in between)…Ruht ya Sha’ban …Wi Gheet ya Ramadan …Iyuha….Bint el Sultan …Iyuha…Labsa el Guftan …Iyuha…Yalla ya Ghaffar …Iduna el Idiya ..Yalla ya Ghafar.

Street vender in Palestine

Street vender in Palestine

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