The second-largest religion in the country is Christianity , but most Christians in Morocco are foreigners. There is a community of the Baháʼí Faith. Only a fraction of the former number of Jews have remained in the country, many having moved to Israel.
In Morocco people are free to follow the religion of their choice, but the attempt to distribute Bibles or religious literature is against the law. This is a serious offence so if your trip to Morocco involves a religious mission, extreme care should be taken because it is illegal.
The constitution of Morocco establishes that Islam is the state religion of Morocco , and also grants freedom of thought, expression, assembly, and the right for everyone to “conduct their religious affairs”.
According to the Moroccan constitution, Islam is the religion of the state , and the state guarantees freedom of thought, expression, and assembly.
Some Moroccans believe themselves to be of mixed Arab-Berber descent or of Arab-Berber -Andalusian ancestry. There are no official figures about the exact ethnic origins of all Moroccans, but the implicitly accepted idea inside and outside Morocco is that Moroccans are essentially mixed Arab-Berbers .
Polygamy in Morocco is legal, but very uncommon due to restrictions that were introduced by the government in 2004 that mandated financial qualifications a husband must meet in order to marry a second wife . In addition, a husband must have written permission from his current wife before marrying a second wife .
Morocco’s penal code, article 491, provides for a prison term of between one and two years for adultery . It states that adultery can be prosecuted only if the spouse of one of the parties files a complaint.
The most popular drink in Morocco is green tea with mint. Throughout Morocco, making good tea is considered an art form and it is considered tradition to drink tea often with family and friends.
Muslims account for about 99% of Morocco’s population, so it’s no surprise that its practices and philosophy dictate most aspects of daily life. The Arabic word ” Islam ” literally means “submission to God,” and the core of the faith is the belief that there is only one God (Allah) who should be worshiped.
Almost all Moroccans follow Islam and a large majority are Sunni Muslims , belonging to the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence. Other minority religions include Christianity , Judaism and Bahaism .
Of the world’s major religions, Christianity is the largest, with more than two billion followers. Christianity is based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and is approximately 2,000 years old.
The Spanish protectorate in Morocco was established on 27 November 1912 by a treaty between France and Spain that converted the Spanish sphere of influence in Morocco into a formal protectorate. Spanish protectorate in Morocco .
|Spanish Protectorate in Morocco Protectorado español en Marruecos الحماية الإسبانية على المغرب|
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The English name Morocco is an anglicisation of the Spanish “Marruecos”, from which also derives the Tuscan “Morrocco”, the origin of the Italian “Marocco”.