One major Muslim holiday is Eid al-Fitr, which comes at the end of the month of fasting, Ramadan.During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, or having sex during daylight hours.Another element of folklore believed in by people in some Islamic countries, including Egypt, is that evil spirits, called jinns, live in haunted places.Jinns are demons that can take on the form of an animal or human being.The culture of the pharaohs is preserved in the pyramids and in the stories etched in stone in hieroglyphic writing all over Egypt.A second major event was the Arab Muslim conquest around 641 by Amr Ibn al-As (? This was one of the most influential factors in the development of modern Egypt.Some Egyptians also believe in the "evil eye," a kind of curse, and take measures to prevent being harmed by it.About 90 percent of Egyptians are Sunni Muslims (followers of a branch of Islam), about 8 percent are Coptic Christians, and about 2 percent are other Christian denominations. Egypt commemorates secular (non-religious) holidays and Muslim religious holidays.
The engagement party is an occasion for festive celebration.
They do this to help them understand the suffering of the world.
At the end of the month, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr for three days. It commemorates an incident showing the willingness of the both the Prophet Abraham and his son to obey God's command in all things.
According to legend, on the twenty-sixth day of the Islamic month of Rajab, the Prophet Muhammad traveled at night from Mecca (a city in what is now Saudi Arabia) to Jerusalem.
From Jerusalem, he rode his wondrous horse, al-Burak, on a nighttime visit to heaven.