Fes

Coranic schools

The coranic schools, called medersas, are part of the Moroccan heritage and represent an inescapable place for the visit of the oldest medina of Morocco. Beyond their mission of education, the medersas of Fez have kept their architecture with a panel of craftsmanship and Moroccan materials. You must plan to visit one of these medersas to understand and appreciate the Muslim culture, the logic of construction and the importance of these places.
Two medersas are very well known in Fez, the school Bou inania and the medersa Attarine. Built like a riad with a central patio, a basin and a fountain, the rooms are around this square to accommodate the students. With one of these two medersas, you will... Show more

Tijaniya zaouya

The Tijaniyya is a Sufi brotherhood founded by Ahmed Tijani in 1782 in an Algerian oasis. The doctrine of this path would be based on the Quran and the Sunna of Muhammad. It is called Tarîqah Tijâniyya in Arabic, "the Tijanite Way".
His disciples regard the founding Sheikh as the only true master. However, in each country there is a local guide who is regarded as the caliph or representative of the tariqa (tijanie way). Tijaniya is the most widespread Muslim brotherhood in Africa.
The Tijaniya originated around 1781 when Ahmed Tijani, aged 46, during a spiritual retreat in Boussemghoun (Algeria), had a vision, in the waking state of Mahomet, during which he ordered him To abandon all his previous... Show more

Derkaouiya zaouya

At the end of the 18th century, Sharif Moulay Larbi Derkaoui creates order Derkaoua. His full name is Abu Abdullah Mohammed Larbi Ben Mohammed Ben Hossain Ben Saïd Ben Ali Ed Derkaoui. He was born in 1760 and comes from the Beni Zerroual tribe of Bou Brih (Morocco). He was the disciple of the great mystic Moulay Ali Ben Abderrahman El Amrani El Fassi said Jamal who had his Zaouia in Fes, in the locality Er-Hummat Remula.
The doctrine of Moulay Larbi Derkaoui proceeds from tarika Shadhiliyya jazouliya. He died in 1824 in his Zaouia of Bou Brih where he was buried.

Moulay idriss zerhoun

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a town in northern Morocco, is spread over two hills at the base of Mount Zerhoun , the holy town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people. It was here that Moulay Idriss I arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam, and starting a new dynasty. In addition to founding the town named after him, he also initiated construction of Fez , continued later by his son, Moulay Idriss II .

Moulay idriss mausoleum

The town itself is compact, and its narrow streets will feel familiar to anyone who has spent time in the medinas of other Moroccan cities. Just off the main square is the Mausoleum of Idriss I, a sacred destination that is open only to Muslims. It is said in Morocco that six pilgrimages to Moulay Idriss during the annual festival honouring the saint is equivalent to one Haj to Mecca. Also of note is the round minaret at another mosque in town, the only one in Morocco.
The hills around Moulay offer numerous opportunities for hiking and photography. The fertile plain of the Saiss Valley spreads out beneath the town, and olive groves dot the countryside.