Drums of Ramadan


What a night. Mosquitoes, dogs, high-powered muezzin for last-light and first light calls to prayer and then at 3:30 am rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat… (RD: it was more like an extraordinarily loud boom, boom as I heard it). What now? Oh, that’s the man who thoughtfully goes through town making a racket to stir the faithful early enough to give them time to have breakfast during Ramadan! A bit annoying for infidels living here for any length of time (I’m sure the faithful have alternative ways of organising their lives in Ramadan) but quite nice for one or two nights. A lot nicer than the amplified Muezzin.

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