Posts Tagged ‘Marrakech mosque’

Iftar in Marrakech

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Iftar, taken from the Arabic إفطار‎, which literally translates as ‘Breakfast’, refers to the evening meal when Muslims end their fast during Ramadan. In Morocco, as elsewhere, it is traditional for people to try and break their fast at home, with their families. Therefore in the moments leading up to Iftar there is a […]

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The Minaret’s of Marrakech

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The city of Marrakech contains more than 360 mosques and, of course, the visual focal point of each mosque is the minaret. The minaret – from the arabic manāra (منارة), meaning lighthouse – is a tall spire or tower that extends up from the main mosque. Perhaps the most prominent example is the beautiful minaret […]

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Gunua: Fridays special prayer

Friday, July 26th, 2013

This friday was a special day in regards to the fasting month of Ramadan which is currently going on in the Muslim world. On this day was ‘Gunua’, a distinct occasion which left the mosques overflowing onto the street, as is pictured above outside a mosque in Jemaa El Fnaa, central Marrakech.

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