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The Shrine of Sidi Sliman al-Jazuli in Marrakech

Here is some information on a major shrine in Marrakech (from my archive of shrine-related work), the zawiya of Muhammad bn Sulayman al-Jazuli (d. 1465), better known locally as Sidi Sliman (he is also known by a posthumous title: Al-Qutb … Continue reading

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Presenting Morocco’s Imperial Cities

I had planned to attend at least a few of the sessions of the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders which was held last week in Rabat (see previous post on urban planning in Africa). About 15 AUI students … Continue reading

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Shrines of Ouezzane

Sufism imbibes the Moroccan landscape. Few Moroccan cities however are as closely associated to a Sufi tarîqah as Ouezzane (Wazan), pop. 58 000 in 2004, home to the Wazzâniyyah order. While the settlement may be much older, it owes its … Continue reading

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Morocco’s seaside shrines

Wednesday, February 16th is a religious holiday in Morocco. It’s the ‘Ayd al-Mawlid, the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (12th of Rabî’ al-Awal), an important holiday for Sufis. Moroccan shrines mark the day in a variety of ways: all-night vigils, … Continue reading

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