After prayers for the evening prayers, worshipers at the nearest mosque, often dressed in traditional clothes, meet to perform Taraweeh prayers with other members of the Muslim community, despite the difficult circumstances due to the time difference and working hours in the host countries, as in Greece.
During the holy month, Muslim families also exchange visits in order to teach children that life is a challenge that requires raising it, achieving social advancement, tolerance, patience and solidarity among the community.
In a press statement on the occasion, the 50-year-old Ahmed, who had settled in Athens for a long time, stressed that the day of Ramadan is a daily feast for believers, especially since the month of fasting coincided this year with the spring.
“As Moroccans, we are proud of the revival of Ramadan and we are committed to the participation of young people in the noble values and traditions of the holy month,” he said.
He stressed that among the traditions of grandparents who are still present strongly in the daily lives of expatriates, the willingness and willingness to provide assistance and support to the needy, especially since the Muslim community in Greece consists mostly of immigrants and refugees from countries destroyed by many years of war.
Those in desperate need of support find great support among members of the Moroccan community, whose original culture is an incentive to help the poor during this holy month to alleviate their suffering and support.
Despite their relatively small numbers, the Moroccan community of Greece, estimated at about 4,000 according to the Kingdom’s embassy, is characterized by their well-established culture and principles of values of solidarity and tolerance, their ability to adapt quickly to the local community context and better communication, Greek society.
In Greece, Muslims are the largest religious minority, and without counting the population of Thrace in the east of the population of 150 thousand in northern Greece, this minority is estimated at 300 thousand, of which more than 250 thousand live in the capital Athens, a number considered by the Ministry of Education Greek important and justified For the construction of the first official mosque in the area of Ilonas, to be called “Mosque of Athens”, is scheduled to open soon to worshipers.