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RAMADAN

RAMADAN


RAMADAN
RAMADAN


About Ramadan:

Ramadan is the ninth month Islamic lunar calendar, It comes after the month of Sha'baan directly,  and a month in which fasting and obedience are imposed, where Muslims abstain from food and drink and smoking and sexual activity from dawn to sunset. The month of Ramadan is the month of mercy and forgiveness, and the month of worship, where the Muslim draws closer to his Lord by doing his commands and avoiding his intentions. and abstaining from all that God has forbidden. fasting the month of Ramadan is imposed on every Muslim ae adult but there are exceptions the pregnant women, nursing mothers, postpartum women, children, travelers, seniors are exempt, although they are supposed to make up for the missed fast days in the future or help feed the poor.

After the Maghrib prayer, Muslims gather in their homes to break their fast with a meal called iftar that often begins with dates. There are additional prayers offered at night called the tarawih prayers, Is a prayer that is performed in the month of Ramadaan It begins at the time after the 'Isha prayer until before the Fajr prayer preferably performed in congregation at the mosque.


Traditions of Ramadan in Morocco:


The rites of Ramadan begin in the last days of the month of Shaaban, and this is evident through the heading of the Moroccan families to the popular markets to buy spices, vegetables, important foodstuffs, and various Moroccan pies. These preparations also include the preparation of some of the most consumed sweets and the most requested at the breakfast tables. Among the customs of Ramadan is also the exchange of congratulations among the people by the month of Ramadan through with the words "Awashir Mabrouka" 

During this month, mosques are filled with worshipers, especially Taraweeh prayers, to the extent that streets near mosques are crowded with worshipers. Sometimes branches of the mosques are created to avoid overcrowding.

After performing the prayer, people gather in cafes and gardens to share conversation. In some areas, concerts and public evenings are held in streets and alleyways until Suhoor.


RAMADAN
RAMADAN

In Morocco, Hirara is the lady of the Al-Fotour table, (it is a traditional Moroccan soup, it is mostly served during the month of  Ramadan to break the fast at dusk, it contains many healthy and useful nutrients for the human body. Rich with tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas,  meat,  and some chopped coriander),  in addition to dates, milk, juices, boiled eggs, and many pancakes. The Moroccan Ramadan Table features a large number of desserts, which are especially popular during the month of Ramadan such as Selo and Shabikia, and Briouate which are prepared early and preserved.

Among the customs and traditions that are still present in Morocco is the Nafar or the person who carries a long flute blowing through the alley to awaken people on the nights of Ramadan to eat the meal Suhur.

At the end of Ramadan, the Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr, which is one of the two major religious holidays of the Muslim calendar and that after the completion of 30 days of fasting then the Muslims resume their normal lives after the holy month.

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