By: Luke Cabell
Bazeen lives in a gottia. A gottia has a single room with round mud walls and a conical straw roof.
Over 5 million people live in Khartoum. The climate is extremely arid for most of the year with about nine months where average rainfall is less than 5mm.
Lights are strung up in public squares, and across city streets, to add to the festivities of the month. Lanterns have become symbolic decorations welcoming the month of Ramadan.
Description of Ramadan
During Ramadan, the Muslim community fasts, abstaining from food, drink, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset. We celebrated Ramadan by following these guidelines. It is a very tedious holiday that follows a strenuous set of rules. Muslims break their fast after sunset with an evening meal called Iftar, where a date is the first thing eaten followed by a traditional meal
Time of Celebration
Ramadan is the ninth month of the islamic calendar. It is celebrated for the one month period. And during, Laylat al-Qadr muslims worship longer and more diligently and more often for the final ten days.