Rabat - The holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner, and the Moroccan government has started preparing its markets to meet the demands of citizens during the holy month.
Rabat – The holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner, and the Moroccan government has started preparing its markets to meet the demands of citizens during the holy month.
During a meeting of the Interministerial Commission on Monday, Minister in Charge of General Affairs and Governance Lahcen Daoudi said that Moroccan markets will be supplied with all the necessary products, which will be made available at reasonable prices during the holy month of Ramadan.
Daoudi said that the meeting served as an opportunity to evaluate the state of supply in the country, including fruits, vegetables, and cereals to last throughout the month.
Daoudi also emphasized the importance of strict monitoring to avoid manipulations, which prevent fair competition in accordance with Law 31-08 enacting consumer protection measures.
In March, Moroccan astronomer Hicham El Issaoui predicted that Morocco will observe the holy month of Ramadan beginning May 17, 2018.
El Issaoui, who graduated from Dar El-Hadith El-Hassania for Higher Islamic Studies in Rabat, has predicted that Ramadan will begin in Morocco on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
In addition to El Issaoui’s Ramadan prediction, some other Middle Eastern sources predict that Ramadan will start on Tuesday, May 15. However, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs will not confirm the official start day until astronomers first observe the crescent moon in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
Ramadan lasts from 29 to 30 days depending on the observance of the crescent moon and on relevant astronomical calculations.
Next month, Muslims around the world will take part in rituals, including fasting and nightly prayers.
The Ramadan break-fast, known as ftoor, also serves as a special celebration for families to gather together and share a meal after a whole day of fasting.