El Jadida - Maraboutism is derived from the French word "marabout" which is in turn derived from the Arabic word ‘murabit’: a religious disciple or volunteer in a holy military camp. Today a marabout is a tomb of a saint very often with the particular name of the saint given to a specific site. Whole regions and cities in Morocco are named after local marabouts.

The Moussem of Ben Yeffu
Dr.