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The word Maghrib is Arabic "of the setting sun", from "ghuroob"; to set, or to be hidden. It is also used where, in English one would use the metaphorical meaning of the verb "to be eclipsed" (but not for an eclipse of the Moon). It has the following meanings:
- Maghrib is the name of the fourth daily salah in Islam, offered at sunset.
- In geography, Maghrib refers to the fertile coastal plain of North Africa, especially west of Tunis, Tunisia.
- The westerly direction: West. Thus the word Maghreb for the westerly-most part of the Arabic-speaking/Muslim world, a region covering most of North Africa.
- Salat (Prayer)
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