Archive for the Ramadan Category

The Announcement of Eid al Fitr (“little eid”)

Posted in Ramadan, Religion with tags , , on December 17, 2007 by Sarah Kate Kramer

Eid al Fitr is the celebration at the end of Ramadan. Celebratory horn-blowing punctuates the nights of Ramadan, and on the morning of Eid al Fitr we were awakened by this horn and a knock on the door.

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Group Supplication

Posted in Prayers, Ramadan, Religion with tags , , , , on December 17, 2007 by Sarah Kate Kramer

Every night in Ramadan after Tarawih prayers in mosques across Morocco, congregations recite this group supplication. It begins with “Praise to God who has guided us,” and goes on to beseech God to strengthen and maintain their faith, and ends by asking God to bless the Prophet Muhammad.

Man reciting Qur’an for neighbors after a family fight

Posted in Daily Life, Prayers, Ramadan, Religion with tags on December 16, 2007 by Sarah Kate Kramer

The day after a family argument, in the spirit of reconciliation, a Qur’an reciter was brought into this home to recite verses relating to good relations, appropriate behavior, and forgiveness.

Tahleel in Fes Jdid

Posted in Prayers, Ramadan, Religion with tags on December 10, 2007 by Sarah Kate Kramer

About half an hour before the dawn call to prayer (adhaan), the muezzin recites phrases that glorify God and praise the Prophet Muhammad, such as

” There is nothing worthy of worship but God,”

“Oh God, Bless our beloved Muhammad,” and

” There is no power or strength except by God.”

This tahleel was recited daily during the month of Ramadan in Fes Jdid. It signified the approaching dawn and marked the last chance to eat or drink before the fast began at the Call to Prayer.

Adhan for Sunset Prayer

Posted in Prayers, Ramadan, Religion with tags on December 8, 2007 by Sarah Kate Kramer

Adhaan (call to prayer) for the Sunset Prayer during Ramadan.