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The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong) Al-Baqarah 2:185

Established in 2006, Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA) is an internationally-based collaboration of Muslim women writers and advocates working together to counter negative and inaccurate perceptions regarding members of the Muslim community and the Islamic faith.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

MWA Director Aishah Schwartz shares a gimpse of Ramadan day 2 from Egypt

I was out for an early morning walk after the fajr prayers here in Egypt. Al-hamdulillah Egypt is not participating in daylight savings time so being outside at 5:30 in the morning might look strange to others (the majority of which are sleeping!), but hey! A girl's gotta snag some exercise in somehow, and after 8:00AM it is just too darn hot already! And by evening, it's not until after midnight before the temperature falls enough to make it comfortable for being outside and then it's DARK! So, with a resolve to not let these hips run away with me any further than they already have, I charted a course and headed out!

With my trusty camera phone I sought out a Kodak moment to share with everyone today and this is what I came home with. Enjoy!

Ramadan 2011 Day 2: Egypt
As it happened, when I arrived back to my flat, the boys working the coffee shop downstairs were decorating! Insha'Allah this evening I will take a photo from street level to show all the lighting they were hanging. :-)

Ramadan 2011 - Egypt (Album on Facebook)
Ramadan 1432/2011 Suhoor & Iftar Album (Album on Facebook)

Aishah Schwartz, a Muslim American, is an internationally renowned human rights activist, writer and photo journalist focusing on the rights of Muslim women and the plight of the Palestinian people affected by the Israeli imposed illegal embargo on Gaza.

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