Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
9 - 15 December 1999
Issue No. 459
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues


Grand Mufti

The advent of Ramadan is synonymous, in the minds of Egyptian Muslims, with the face of the Grand Mufti, Nasr Farid Wasel, who announces the sighting of the crescent moon. Accordingly, I focused on his large, deep-set eyes; his smile of satisfaction is occasioned by the beginning of the holy month.

By George Bahgory

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