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16th February 2004
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(1 Muharram): New Year’s Day - 22nd February
Excert from BBC on-line
Al-Hijra, the Islamic New
Year, is the first day of the month of Muharram.
It marks the Hijra (or Hegira) in 622 CE when the
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) moved from Mecca to Medina,
and set up the first Islamic state.
The Muslim calendar counts
dates from the Hijra, which is why Muslim dates
have the suffix A.H. (After Hijra).
It's a low-key event in the
Muslim world, celebrated less than the two major
festivals of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.
There is no specific religious ritual required on
this day, but Muslims will think about the general
meaning of Hijra, and regard this as a good time
for "New Year Resolutions".
The Qur’an uses the word Hijra to mean moving
from a bad place or state of affairs to a good one
— and so Muslims may think about how their
faith helps them leave behind bad ways of living
and achieve a better life.
Kunterbunt and El Gouna International School
of the Rudolf Steiner Waldorfschule Hamburg
Flute Die Zauberflöte
Masterpieces / Die beliebtesten
8th at 6pm
Free of charge at Villa Kunterbunt Hurghada
in front of Iberotel Arabella For information,
please call 0101232354
Simbel Festival - 22 February 2004
Ramses II, in a fit of precision and despotic
architectural egotism, carefully angled
his temple at Abu Simbel so that the inner
sanctum would light up twice a year: once
on the anniversary of his rise to the throne,
and once on his birthday. The combination
of human endeavour and natural phenomena
provides what must be one of the most spectacular
sights in the world.
pack in to the temple before sunrise and watch
the shafts of light slowly creeping through
the stone. Eventually, statues of Ramses, Ra
and Amun are illuminated in the inner sanctum
(the statute of Ptah - the god of darkness -
remains in the shadows). Spectators can then
join celebrations outside, including a fair
and music demonstrations.
Abu Simbel temple was built by Ramses II (1279-1213
BC) to demonstrate his political clout and divine
backing to the ancient Nubians. On each side of
the temple, which was carved into a sandstone cliff
overlooking the Second Cataract of the Nile, sit
a pair of colossal statues of him, more than 65
feet tall. Though the statues have been damaged
in earthquakes since their construction, they remain
an awe-inspiring, tremendous sight. The temple is
aligned to face the east, and above the entrance
sits a niche with a representation of Re-Horakhty,
an aspect of the sun-God.
the early 1960s the entire temple was moved to higher
ground, a task requiring considerable international
engineering resources, when the Aswan Dam caused
the Nasser lake to rise and inundate the area. For
this reason, the sun now strikes a day later than
Ramses had originally planned, though the event
itself is no less stunning.
On in Sharm...
Hakeem Auto Spare Parts & Accessories
For all makes & models of cars. What we don't
have, we can get for you.
Located in Sharm el Sheikh on the main Hadaba Road
by the new gas station
opposite Shiekh Abdallah Supermarket
Contact: 012 763 6678
Like a Fish
are streamlined to slip easily through their watery
habitats. Their heads are connected directly to
their bodies without a neck, and their fins are
close in to their bodies.
fish propel themselves through the water by moving
their bodies in S-shaped waves. Below are examples
of typical fish shapes (shown from above) and
the way fish with these shapes swim.
and lampreys slither, similar to snakes
on land, pushing their heads forward and
moving their slender bodies in a series
and jacks have broad heads and bodies. They
use less of the whole body to swim than
and minnows move with the powerful back
half of the body and use their large tails
to push themselves along.
and tunas use the rear third of the body
and have strong muscles in their tails that
make them very speedy.
TRV-50 Digital (NEW!)
Plus Nimar housing with wide angle -
FA & MI - 330 Euro
with lens 19-35. Plus lens 28-50. Plus
lense 100-300. Plus electronic strobe.
Package deal - 1000 Euro.
For information call: 065-44 4675 Hurghada
Mares, Icelander, 7mm, Size 5
New long-john, Dacor, Size 4
Monosuit with hood, Coltri Sub,
Monosuit, Easyjet, Green/Black,
Shorty, Size 3
2 piece suit, Cressi Sub, Size
Woolly Bear, Mares, Size XL
Long-John, Size 2, Pink
2 piece, Pink/Green, Size XS
Monosuit, Protype, Size 3
For information contact: 012 563 0130
Underwater Camera Systems for SALE:
Pro Set including:
Camera MM2ex (black), Strobe YS120TTL,
Viewfinder 16-35mm, 2 x Wide Angle Lense
16mm & 20mm, 2x Makro Lense 1:3
& 1:2, Color Filter 20mm, Lense
Holder, Multi Stay Set, Strobe Arm S&S
160cm, Lense holder and Camera Case
1x Limited Set including:
Camera MM2ex (yellow) , Strobe YS120TTL,
Viewfinder 16-35mm, Multi Stay Set,
Strobe Arm 6 and S&S Camera Bag.
For more info and price please call
: 010 546 8800. Hurghada.
GMC 95 as new, wheel drive, auto transmission,
ABS, heavy duty
suspension, elec driver seat, velour
miters, dark red metallic, central locking,
rear wiper. Please
contact Wessam El Sebai : 010 578 3697
or Dr Dia El Sebai : 012 733 3322.
Dodge Crysler, 1982 model with A/C,
power steering, central locking, electric
windows. Excellent condition, contact
012 747 2899 (Hurghada)
Dive Centre for Rent.
The centre includes:
18 metre boat with Caterpillar engine
- 250 horse power
Compressor - Power K14
50 Aluminium Bottles
Complete Diving Equipment
Boat Permission for 25 tourists
Tourist Permission for Dive Centre Operation
for 12 Months
Accommodation - 2 Studio Apartments
Total Centre Size - 350 square metres
- including newly built equipment room
PER MONTH: 3800 EUROS. For further details,
please email: email@example.com
for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada.
Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with
3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone
and automatic washing machine. Please
contact : 012 747 2899
is looking for a part-time secretary
with a love for the enviroment for our
Hurghada office. English language must
be fluent, while other languages are
a bonus. We are looking for someone
to start immediately. Salary is to be
discussed. Please email Amar
or phone 012 398 8108
for a Training
partner in sports, running, biking.
No competition. Just for fun. Running
distance from 5 km upwards……..
Biking to Gouna or Safaga, maybe more.
Please call: 0105459991
property in El
Gouna in $35,000 to $45,000 price
range. Please contact : Mr.Thompson
with the following specifications :
Power : 80 to 115 HP
Size : 17 to 22 feet
Polyester or semi-rigid.
Please contact : Hervé Siegrist
in El Gouna - firstname.lastname@example.org
hand Jeep Wrangler
wanted as soon as possible. Please contact
Andy. 010 356 4925. Hurghada.
lady required to work as Nursery
Assistant, to work with children
aged 3-4 years. Nursery experience preferred,
but not essential as full training will
be given. Salary dependent on experience.
Please contact: Marika 012 393 4407
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