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Muslims spend ’Laylet al-Qadr’ seeking mercy and forgiveness

This year, Ramadan’s last Friday was the 27th day of the holy month, what is known as Leylet al-Qadr (the night of power). In Islam, Laylet al-Qadr is the night the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. According to the Quran, that night is the greatest night of the year and any adoration …

Daily News Egypt

Grand Hotel: a journey through time

One of the most talked about drama series this Ramadan is Grand Hotel, a show based on a Spanish series bearing the same name. Taking place in the 1950s, the show follows the story of Ali and his quest to solve the mystery of his missing sister who worked at the notorious Grand Hotel in …

Ahmed El Goarany

Evil wins the competition in Ramadan drama this year

This Ramadan, the drama competition has tipped the balance. It witnessed a rebirth of some experienced and young actors, and frustration with others who failed to impress their audience with a new story or performance this year. Yousra is one of the actresses who has enjoyed the spotlight this Ramadan, thanks to her outstanding talent …

Rana Khaled

Grand Hotel: a thriller drama for every family

This Ramadan, thousands stepped into the wide aisles and endless corridors of the ever-charming Grand Hotel in Aswan. From spectacular scenery to breath-taking costumes, the magic and elegance of this one particular TV series have many viewers glued to their TV sets and computer monitors in complete awe. Grand Hotel is a drama series that …

Nayera Yasser

Ramadan: individuality and conformity

This piece might be uncomfortable for some people. Over the years, we have grown accustomed to celebrating the holy month of Ramadan as one of the most festive occasions of the year. Undoubtedly, the religious value of the month in the Islamic faith and its spiritual purposes are unquestionable. In Egyptian society in particular, Ramadan …

Ziad A. Akl