Rabat - Muslims all over the world are preparing themselves for a month of fasting from dawn to sunset. The holy month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, allows believers (excluding those pregnant or travelling) to purify themselves through fasting, prayers and spiritual activities.

People eat at the breaking of fasting of the second day of Ramadan, in the premises of the Seeds of Solidarity (
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