all these pictures present the Al Ain city in United Arab Emirates & Burimi city in Oman

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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Ramadan Cannon at AlAin City

Greetings ,
been a very long time didnt post anything to my blog i dont even know why! , perhaps twitter & instagram is taking up all my time .

today i brought to you my pictures of the Jahili fort in alain city and the Ramadan Cannon where we will have it for the first time in our lovely city .

Here is some Information about Ramadan Cannon . hope you will like the pictures .


The Ramadan cannon is a beloved Ramadan tradition carried in many Muslim countries, where the country's army launches an artillery shell SOUND at dawn to observe fast and during dusk to break their fast during the month of Ramadan.



Its origins go back to the 15th century. One story traces the origin to the Hijri year 859 (around 1455), when a Mamluk sultan of Egypt wanted to test a new cannon that he had just received.



He fired a ball that exactly coincided with Maghreb time during Ramadan. People then thought this was the sultan’s way of telling them it was time to break their fast. Then the people went and thank their Sultan for this good innovation and he was pleased that they liked it and decided to proceed with the launch of the cannon every day to mark the breakfast.



1 comment:

Denise Bomfim said...

Ramadan Kareem!

thank you for posting. I liked to see the traditions being respected.

Greetings from the land of football, Brazil.