Middle East Events RAMADAN Customs & Traditions MUSIC MUSIC INSTRUMENT QANOON OUD NAY (flute) MARRIAGE CLOTHES MOROCCO EGYPT FOOD MOLUKHYA KUNAFA MAHSHI story
What is Ramadan?1. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.2. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. .3. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, self-control.
The Arabic word for "fasting" (sawm) literally means "to refrain" - and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words.
The first day of Ramadan people greet each other by saying “Ramadan Mubarak”. Children in Ramadan They are very happy and starting decorating houses, streets, and schools. They are singing Ramadan songs.
People in middle east are interested in all branches of arts : music, painting, architecture, literature, theatre, cinema.
QANOON•The Qanoon instrument is a descendent of the old Egyptian harp.•It has played an important part in Arabic music since the 10thcentury. The form of the Qanoon consists of a trapezoid-shaped flat board. It has about 81 strings are stretched in groups of three with 24 treble chords consisting of three chords to each note
A 12th century manuscript depicting musicians with various instruments such as Oud. The oud was most likely introduced to Western Europe by the Arabs who established the Umayyad Caliphate of Al- Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula in 711
The ney is an ancient instrument, with depictions of ney players appearing in wall paintings in the Egyptian pyramids and actual neys being found in the excavations at Ur. This indicates that the ney has been played continuously for 4,500–5,000 years, making it one of the oldest musical instruments still in use.
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