26 May 2019 03:34 AM

Egypt’s Mufti greets Sisi on mid-Shaaban

Saturday، 20 April 2019 - 11:51 AM

Egypt’s Mufti Shawki Allam greeted President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on the advent of mid-Shaaban night to be marked on Saturday.

In a statement on Friday, Allam urged Egyptians to embrace the true values of Islam.

This night marks the change of Qibla - the Muslim prayer direction - from Jerusalem to Mecca.

Mid-Shaaban is the 15th day of the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Shaaban is the month that precedes the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

MENA

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