Moulid of Abu el-Haggag

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Moulid of Abu el-Haggag

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Moulid of Abu el-Haggag (pronounced “Hajjaj”) pays homage to Luxor’s patron sheikh – born in Damascus c.1150 – whose mosque nestles atop Luxor Temple. Giant floats move through the packed streets, some dedicated to trades (the calèche drivers’ bears a carriage), others in the form of boats (often compared to the solar barque processions of pharaonic times; though in Islamic symbolism boats represent the quest for spiritual enlightenment). There are zikrs outside Abu el-Haggag’s Mosque, stick fights (tahtib) to the music of drums and mizmars (a kind of oboe) and horse races (mirmah). The festival runs during the first two weeks of Sha’ban, the month before Ramadan.

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Re: Moulid of Abu el-Haggag

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As I was just buying my fags from the Government shop, opposite I bought loads of halawa & bombouli for her next door 10le per kilo, mind you it cost me 20le in bakshesh so 'Kul saana winta tieb.. .. :cool:
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