Revising the Historical Connection Of Islam and Morocco

Morocco is the most delighting part of Africa, where the beauty of the sun and the ocean in together take you towards the epic revelation about the admirable atmosphere for relaxation in this region. The most important thing about Morocco is that it is included in those Islamic countries in which tourism is a very famous aspect. In fact, consists of many landmarks and the Islamic monuments which are the part of Islamic history as well. Summing it up we recognize that Morocco is a state where Islam is the most popular religion and , this is the reason why Morocco is an Islamic state because the king of Morocco is also Muslim.

New Era in Morocco

This country has accepted Islam as the religion of the new era, since the Middle-ages. This religion is the central ethnic reality of Morocco but here no one can confuse it with the focus of being with the Arab world. The Arab world is somehow a part of Asia but Morocco is not at all the region, in fact, it is the region of Africa and the Ethnic groups of Moroccan have clearly originated from this particular region, but some of the other ethnic groups in Morocco claim to be the descendants of Arabized Berbers. In Arabic Morocco is remembered as the Arab Maghreb, which means the western Arab.

Morocco’s Existence

Morocco has been around since 670 A.D at that time the Umayyads, under the general Uqba ibn Nafi, successfully conquered a major portion of the Maghreb, and this included the Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya. After this act, the indigenous Berber population slowly converted to Islam.

Idrisid dynasty

This dynasty was created in 788 A.D by Moulay Idris which is said to be the first Islamic dynasty of Morocco, even though it was not the only one until the 11th century when the Almoravids built an empire which had almost all of modern Morocco building the Maliki school of Islam. predominate.

After this time, many regions which were covering Modern Morocco were ruled by the Islamic dynasties, either Berber or Arab. Then in the 16th century, the Portuguese Christian incursions and then the French and Spanish Christian protectorates also came in the early 20th century.

Islam and Morocco

In the present era, the residing and the constitutional religion of the state is Islam in Morocco. As the king of Morocco claims his legitimacy as the controller and the head of the region and he is claimed to be the descendants of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In Morocco, the best gesture is seen where not only the protection is given to the Muslims but also the minorities of Christianity and Jewish culture as well.

Current King of Morocco

The current king of Morocco is , and he has the position of the secular political leader and the title he holds is “Commander of the Faithful”. He also has the executive powers in the government which makes him the religious head of the state and all the religious leaders have to follow his instructions. King Muhammad VI belonged to the Alaouite dynasty’s rulers and these were first brought to Morocco in the 13th century as imam, which were said to be a direct descendant of the prophet Mohammed. other than the period of European protectorates since the 17th century till now the power of Morocco is in the hands of these Alaouites.

Tourism in Morocco allows you to visit this place and also endorse the history of this region. This state has so much to offer for the historians and the people who are interested in learning about Islamic history and peace which Islam has spread here till now!


Interesting article about Morocco,

I might put it on my place to visit next winter. I visited Morocco way back in the early 70’s spending time in Tangier and doing a few trips. To Rabat and Fez, Then Tetouan and Ceuta, not to mention spending time in Tangiers.

Next I got the train to Casablanca were I spent a few nights before travelling to Marrakesh by train. There was a song called the Marrakesh Express, it must have created a lot of visits. The visit to its main square was daunting, loud and very busy.

After Marrakesh I went by bus to Agadir for a week of relaxation by the sea before flying home. Agadir had had a bad earthquake in the 60’s destroying most of the old town. The new town of Agadir was rebuilt about a mile or so from the old town and after the rubble of the old town was finally cleared away a small park was created in remembrance of the people who had died. As most of Agadir dates from this period it is different from most Moroccan small towns,

So it might be an interesting experience to revisit Morocco to see how it as changed. I know that the EU as paid to improve the road and rail systems, so it should be easier getting around.

Still I shall do a bit of research before I go.