Article 3 of the Moroccan constitution “guarantees to all the free exercise of beliefs”. However, the Moroccan criminal code prohibits conversions to other religions than Islam.
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”.
Currently, Muslims face religious restrictions in 142 countries according to the PEW report on rising religious restrictions around the world. That makes Muslims one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world.
According to the Moroccan constitution, Islam is the religion of the state, and the state guarantees freedom of thought, expression, and assembly.
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.
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.
Although alcohol is considered haram (prohibited or sinful) by the majority of Muslims , a significant minority drinks , and those who do often outdrink their Western counterparts. Among drinkers, Chad and a number of other Muslim -majority countries top the global ranking for alcohol consumption.
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|
the Uqba ibn Nafi
In Luke, Jesus speaks of “people [who] hate” and “defame you on account of the Son of Man” and likens his followers’ suffering to that of earlier prophets (6:22-23 NRSV). Jesus later says to “not fear those who kill the body and after that can do nothing more” (12:4 NRSV).
Largest religious groups
While capital punishment remains a legal penalty in Morocco , no executions have taken place since 1993, when Mohamed Tabet was executed following a 10-year moratorium.
Don’t leave Morocco without trying… B’ssara . At a few pennies a bowl, this rich soup of dried broad beans is traditionally served for breakfast, topped with a swirl of olive oil, a sprinkling of cumin and bread fresh from the oven. Tagine . Fish chermoula. Harira . Kefta tagine . Couscous . Makouda. Zaalouk.
The English name Morocco is an anglicisation of the Spanish “Marruecos”, from which also derives the Tuscan “Morrocco”, the origin of the Italian “Marocco”.