Strolling the streets of Casablanca a few weeks ago i was in need of a digicam download and didnt have my cable so i popped into a kodak store downtown and saw the most wonderful thing..
Friday zakat casablanca style..
Old ladies walking in and without any questions being asked the shopkeeper reaching into a bowl of coins and silently leaving the coins on the counter.. no lady had to ask.. just appear.. apparently its normally an afternoon thing on fridays but this shop was acting early that morning and i was truly in awe..
Yesterday in Tangier a shopkeeper (khalid) explained to me that during ramadan you choose a local poor person and give them enough money for a meal every night.. he said the going rate was about 20 moroccan dirham but no less than 10 and that 10 should in fact be enough for a decent meal..
I was really impressed.. I have to say..
Wishing us all a pure and holy season.. Ramadan Kareem and Shana Tova