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29 Aug, 2011

Al-Ahram Weekly | Reviving Ramadan

In the wake of the revolutions that have taken place across the Arab world in 2011, this year’s Ramadan has been marked by a revival of religious spirit. It has also been affected by a change in Egyptian mentality that has gone hand in hand with the humane cause of Ramadan.

Friends often have Iftar together during Ramadan, but this year Naglaa Ahmed, a senior business consultant, and her friends have made Iftar special by donating blood and money to good causes.

She suggested donating blood after Iftar and giving money to help people in Somalia. While some colleagues didn’t fancy the first idea, everyone was enthusiastic about the latter, says Ahmed.

via Al-Ahram Weekly | Living | Reviving Ramadan.