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History behind firing of the Ramadan cannon

  • Cannon firing has roots that can be traced to 19th-century Egypt, and according to some accounts even as far back as the 15th century, in the era of the Mamluks. 
  • A second account says that it was Muhammad Ali, the ruler of Egypt in the early 19th century, who fired a German-made cannon at Maghreb time and people thought that this gesture was a sign to break their fast. 
By ABDULAZIZ ALAQUIL ·

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A cooler Ramadan may bring an easier fast

By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·