At the beginning of Ramadan, Mauritanians especially the youth hasten to perform
regular prayers at their appointed times in Mosques. It is worth stressing here that Mauritanians start celebrating the month
of Ramadan as soon as the month of Rajab draws to a close.
In Mauritania, it is no wonder to see the haves, especially the stingy, showing
sympathy towards the have-nots during Ramadan. The sense of solidarity and backing the poor is widely spread.
During the nights of Ramadan, the `Isha and Taraweeh prayers are aired live from
the Two Holy Shrines of Makkah and Al-Madinah. After prayer people usually set at ease to listen to religious lessons and
heart softeners from the reliable scholars and Imams in addition to reciting the Qur’an and listening to it.
After prayer, it is easier
to see people visiting one another and drinking Green Tea, which is a common drink in Mauritania.