A nation shaped by Islam
Egypt's Religious Culture
Muslims believe that the Quran , their holy book, contains the words of God and that they were revealed to Muhammad during the month of Ramadan. Muslim's believe in many of the teachings presented in the Jewish Torah and the Christian Bible.
An Islamic Renewal
Praying and fasting are two ways that Egyptian Muslims have brought their religion into their daily lives. While most Muslims believe that the laws of Egypt should be based on Islamic law, there is some disagreement among Egyptians.
Diversity of Life in Egypt
Many people moved to the cities from rural areas. They hope to find jobs and better education.
In the rural areas of Egypt, most people live in villages along the Nile or Suez Canal. Most viillagers make their living by farming.