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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)

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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...

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...

El Jadida - The alacrity some Muslims evince in martyrizing themselves for altruistic benefits for the umma is principally influenced by their cultural representations...

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