With the advent of the holy month, Mahmoud Sawan, nicknamed Abu Al-Hija, 48, begins his night tour in the alleys of old Damascus, which has preserved its folklore, wandering among its intertwined homes in the charming atmosphere of calm that hangs over the place.
The people Qaimariya neighborhood ,
alarm modern accustomed to Abu Hija ,
who shaken his voice and Tbelth in the
middle of the
echoing his calls and Adeith for the
holy month ,
"O Nayem united dime .. Arise on Shurkm
Wagga Ramadan Azorkm" to eat a meal suhour to help them on the
long period of
fasting during the
day In addition to performing the dawn prayers.
Abu Al-Hija talks to Sana about his love and adoration for his profession, which he inherited from his grandparents, his good relationship with the residents of the neighborhood, and how he was chosen by the Mukhtar and the neighborhood committees to carry out this task, which is one of the rituals of Ramadan, as he has been practicing it for 33 years, referring to its spirituality, as is the case with the chanting groups and Mevlevi performances.
Abu Al-Hija is keen to wear his Shami uniform, consisting of a shirt woven with silk threads on a hand loom, and loose-fitting "sirwal" trousers and "Arab kasriyah" shoes. He has the people of the neighborhood to in turn distribute it to the poor and needy.
Al-Masharati is closely related to our popular Ramadan traditions, as the researcher in Damascene heritage, Ahmed Bobs, who confirms that it is one of the most important traditions of the month of Ramadan, which the people of Damascus still cling to until now despite all the circumstances, indicating that he carries out his mission in the month of Ramadan over two rounds during the period of suhoor At night and before the evening breakfast period, in addition to his morning tour on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, to greet the Eid greeting to the people who express their thanks to him.