Eid sa’id Your Royal Highness!
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid reflects on holy month Ramadan
Rabat, October 13, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, the festival that follows the holy month of fasting and marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, visited the mosque.
Eid is an Arabic term meaning “festivity” or “celebration” while Fitr means, “to break the fast” and can also mean “nature,” from the word “fitrat.”
Common greetings in Arabic-speaking countries and communities around the world during this holiday are “Eid mubarak” (blessed Eid) or “Eid sa’id” (happy Eid). In addition, many countries have their own greetings based on local language and traditions.
On this day of festivity, His Royal Highness performed the Eid prayer. This consists of a sermon followed by a congregational prayer.
During the time of Ramadan, His Royal Highness chaired several religious lectures concerning several issues that are examined from Islamic point of view.
His Royal Highness also visited Saudi Arabia where he visited Prophet’s Mosque and performed Umrah (Minor Pilgrimage).
The month of Ramadan, the most blessed of the 12 months in the Islamic calendar is the Muslim month of fasting, prayer, Quran readings and acts of charity.