HRH Prince Moulay Rachid celebrates start of Ramadan
Rabat - Morocco, September 14, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid joined thousands of worshippers at a mosque in Rabat for special prayers on the first day of Ramadan.
Moroccan state television reported that Ramadan had officially started on Friday in the Islamic Kingdom of Morocco.
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, marks the time 1,400 years ago when Muslims believe the words of Islam's holy book, the Koran, were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations. The fast is broken at sundown each day with a feast called "iftaar."
We felicitate His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan and we send our sincere good wishes and express our admiration for His Royal Highness' dedication and commitment to the cause of peace, democracy and prosperity of people.