Chapter 22

Egypt,Algeria,Niger and Ghana

Egypt

Egypt is across the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia.Islam is now the major and the official religion in Egypt.Muslims believe that the Quaran their holy book ,contains the words of god muslims pray five times a day .Praying and fasting are two ways that Egyptians Muslisims have brough their religion into their daily lives.About half of all Egyptians live in cities from rural areas.They hope to find kobs and better education.In rural areas of Egypt most people live in villages alone the Nile River or the Suez Canal.Most villagers make their own living by farming.Whether living in the city or in a rural area,most Egyptians hope that renewing their Muslisms faith every day will help them to maintain traditional values and custums in a modern age.