Rabat - A group of 49 Moroccan imams and women preachers, called “morchidats,” has arrived in Spain to officiate at the country’s mosques and Islamic places of worship during the holy month of Ramadan.
Rabat – A group of 49 Moroccan imams and women preachers, called “morchidats,” has arrived in Spain to officiate at the country’s mosques and Islamic places of worship during the holy month of Ramadan.
The group, which consists of 40 imams, five male preachers, four female preachers, and a q?ri? (reciter of the Qur’an), was sent by the Moroccan Ministry Endowments and Religious Affairs. They were dispersed across the country’s cities including Madrid, Barcelona, Targona, Zaragoza, Malaga and Las Palmas.
The group will hold conferences and give lectures and sermons following the initiative of the Ministry and the Hassan II Foundation for Moroccans Living Abroad, in coordination with the Federation of Mosques in Spain.
“This initiative aims to teach the Moroccan community the noble values, principles and teachings of Islam that renounce violence,” said Abdelaziz Mouden, the Head of Federation of Mosques in Spain.
Mouden added that “the initiative also came to meet the needs of Moroccans living in Spain in the religious field, noting that the Moroccan community in this country is adhering to the Maliki rite, which provides answers to all questions related to religious affairs.”
The holy month of Ramadan started Saturday.
Meanwhile, there are also other groups of Moroccan imams in Europe. On Thursday, a group of 67 Moroccan imams and morchidats arrived in Belgium.
Earlier this month, it was announced that the Moroccan Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs would send 400 imams and morchidates to European countries, including France and Italy.