The Moroccan Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs is sending 422 imams to several countries inside and outside Europe for religious guidance and unity during the month of Ramadan.
According to the Ministry the objective is to unify Moroccan Muslims in those countries and “maintain and protect mosques from radicalization and extremism.”
Every year, Morocco sends imams to a number of countries in Europe to officiate prayers, vigils, and religious sermons for Moroccans living abroad on the occasion of Ramadan.
The ministry said it would ensure that activities within mosques are in harmony with European law. Of the 422 candidates for the mission, 163 will go to France, the country with the largest Moroccan community in Europe.
The mission is jointly coordinated with Moroccan embassies and consulates and religious officials in the European countries, including France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, besides other countries like Canada and Gabon.
Darul Ihsan Media Desk