Anadolu Agency Sheds Light On Moroccan Customs And Traditions During The Holy Month Of Ramadan And Eid Al-Fitr
The Kingdom of Morocco has traditions and customs that stem from a 12-century culture and civilization, evoking many rituals rooted in the Moroccan cultural heritage.
The Turkish News Agency (Anadolu) shed light on the well-established Moroccan customs and traditions during the holy month of Ramadan, and also during Eid al-Fitr.
In an interview with the Moroccan ambassador to Turkey, Mohammed Ali Lazreq, the agency highlighted the various customs that distinguish Moroccans’ revival of this holy month, including religious and social rituals that Moroccans still abide by in honor of this holy month, especially hospitality and the spirit of solidarity.
Lazreq stressed that the Kingdom has traditions and customs that stem from a 12-century culture and civilization, evoking many rituals rooted in the Moroccan cultural heritage, foremost among which are the launch of Ramadan cannon promising the beginning of the holy month and others in conjunction with the call to prayer of al-Fajr and al-Isha, the traditional dresses, and the authentic Moroccan dishes that decorate the Ramadanian table.
The Moroccan diplomat said that Ramadan is a special month for Kingdom, as we witness a series of Hassaniya religious lessons which are held in the presence of the Commander of the Faithful, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, with the participation of Moroccan and foreigner distinguished scholars and prominent academics, in addition to competitions for memorizing and reciting the Holy Qur’an that are organized under the auspices of His Majesty.
Lazreq added that Ramadan occupies a very important position in the Islamic world, as each country has traditions that draw on its own culture, civilization and history, highlighting that the brotherly Turkish people welcome the month of Ramadan and revive its rituals in a distinguished religious atmosphere.
He recorded that Morocco and Turkey share many human values, pointing to several common traditions between the Moroccan and Turkish cultures during the month of Ramadan, especially the Ramadan cannon and also al-Mesharati who roams the streets at night to announce the time of al-Suhoor, and also to hold prayers and recite two parts from the Holy Qur’an after al-Fajr and al-Asr prayers, in addition to the celebration of the Blessed Night of Laylat al-Qadr and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
On a final note, Lazreq added that Moroccans’ celebration of Eid al-Fitr is characterized by the performance of Eid prayers in mosques, family visits, special dishes, and the embodiment of feelings of solidarity, in appreciation of this great religious ritual.