Mohammed Maarouf, Author at Morocco World News
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Mohammed Maarouf

Mohammed Maarouf
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Dr. Mohammed Maarouf is a Professor at Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco

Protest Suicides and Theatralization of Power in Morocco (I)

Thousands Hold Peaceful Demonstration in Memory of Mouhcine Fikri
El Jadida - It is a critical chapter in the history of resistance on the North African political scene when the awakening of the...

The Propaganda of Martyrdom

Black flags at the border (ISIS)
El Jadida - It goes without saying that the media image of a war against Islam and the support and validation young martyrs gain...

From Rentier Economy to Rentier Mentality in the Arab World

The Main Gate of Moulsy Idriss Mauseulom in Fez
El Jadida - Ibn Khaldun defines rent in his prolegomena (2005 edition) as revenue cumulated without producing effort not only by leasing property but...

The Female Jinni Pursuer (Ttab’a/ l-qraina) in Moroccan Mythology

The Female Jinni Pursuer in Moroccan Mythology. Platic bags used for Jinni females
El Jadida - In Moroccan popular culture, the image of the terrifying female is constructed in popular myths and legends starting from the legend...

The Cultural Representation of the Sultan in Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco (C) parades on horseback during the "Celebration of loyalty and allegiance", which marks the 13th anniversary of his accession to the throne, in the Mechouar square at the Royal Palace in Rabat, August 21, 2012. Picture taken on August 21, 2012. (MOROCCO - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
El Jadida - It seems that the sultanic institution is an historical and ideological constant in Morocco, containing archetypal means of subjectivation of the...

Patron Saints: “The Men of the land”

The Moussem of Ben Yeffu
El Jadida - Maraboutism is derived from the French word "marabout" which is in turn derived from the Arabic word ‘murabit’: a religious disciple...

The Perils of Media Islam

The Perils of Media Islam
El Jadida - Contemporary media Islam has invented a new religious public sphere beyond governmental control across national borders, located in cyber spaces and...

Bouya Omar is the Solution

Local residents are seen standing outside the shrine of Bouya Omar, in the village of the same name, some 86 km east of Marrakesh, on March 20, 2014 (AFP Photo:Fadel Senna)
El Jadida - After the mass-massacre that was committed by a mentally ill patient in Sebt Sais, we now hear a lot of rising...

When Scientific Knowledge is not the Final Authority in Morocco

Yahya al-Mdaghri
El Jadida - To respond to the strong comments made by the imam Yahya al-Mdaghri affiliated to Hamza mosque in Salé during a recent...

Popular Imagination of Justice in Morocco: The Ritual of Cursing

The Moussem of Ben Yeffu
El Jadida - It seems that the modern societal institutions of justice in Morocco have not yet ploughed the rocky soil of maraboutic culture,...

The Crisis of Higher Education in Morocco

Moroccan students in El Jadida Chaib Doukkali University
Rabat - Normally, in modernizing and liberalizing social contexts, the academic institutions serve a safe space for constructive dialogue disseminating knowledge, ideologies and ethical...

The Mashdud (episode IV)

The Moussem of Ben Yeffu
El Jadida - The imam summoned back a terrible experience in the belly of the whale (Casablanca) marked by roaming the streets all over...

Leaderless Jihad in Diaspora

French Police
El Jadida - According to Bauman (2004), fundamentalism is not a surprising phenomenon since it responds to the constant change of liquid modernity by...

The Mashdud (episode III)

The Moussem of Ben Yeffu
El Jadida - Looking out of the window of the coach carrying passengers to Safi, Abdessalam stared wonderingly at the flourishing green vegetation oblivious...

The Mashdud (episode II)

The Moussem of Ben Yeffu
El Jadida - It was Saturday 3 March 2002, when I drove to Ben Yeffu during a Spring season moving through an exceptional heat...

The Mashdud (Episode I)

The Moussem of Ben Yeffu
El Jadida - Now he is buried in one the cemeteries near Ben Yeffu in al-Gharbiya region. He died a natural death, I was...

Let Us Be Clear: I Am a Muslim, I Am a...

The Mosque Moulay Idriss in Fez. Photo by Morocco World News
El Jadida - Martyrdom is a cultural worldview in that the ideology of martyrdom builds on an already existing religious framework of interpretation in...

Let Us Be Clear: I Am a Muslim, I Am a...

Representations of martyrdom are anchored both in the popular culture of Islam and in the Islamic tradition that people use as a touchstone to authenticate their religious practices.
El Jadida - The alacrity some Muslims evince in martyrizing themselves for altruistic benefits for the umma is principally influenced by their cultural representations...