Ramadan Traditions In Makkah: The Masaharati

In years gone by, before smart phones and  even before alarm clocks, everyone in Makkah waited for the arrival of the Masaharati. The Masaharati was the man who roamed the roads, beating drums to wake everyone up for the pre-dawn suhoor meal after which all fast until sunset.
Thanks to the Masaharati, people were able to sleep peacefully, knowing that they would not miss their suhoor. The Masaharati would break the silence of the night with religious chants as he called on A9B24D58-2CB6-4F2C-90C5-DF7737EA5EDB.jpegpeople to wake up, have suhoor, prepare for fajr prayer and start a new day in Ramadan.


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