The month of Ramadan brings to light the various traditions of Islamic countries.
Mesharati is one of the oldest traditions of the month of Ramadan.
Mesaharati is the name given to a person who wanders around an area by playing drums or singing hymns to wake people up for suhoor.
Mesharati is very popular, especially among children.
The children would gather around Mesaharati, walking together until he had finished waking people up.
While the Mesaharati of Oman played the first drums to wake the people, Abu Tablyah, the first Mesaharati in Kuwait, is believed to have sung repeated hymns by the children as they walked around.
In Yemen, it is believed that the first Mesharati used a stick to knock on people's doors.
In Sudan, Mesaharati would go around with a child saying people's names.
A group of 20-30 people in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, continues the tradition of "Mesaharati" during the month of Ramadan.
However, this deep-rooted Ramadan tradition has faded into oblivion as technology has taken over modern life.
Today, television, cell phones, and alarm clocks are quickly replacing the work of a Mesaharati.