Archive for Ramadan

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.

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.