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Islam in Morocco

Moroccan girl, 9, wins $136,000 Arab reading prize

A nine-year-old Moroccan girl on Tuesday won $136,000 (120,000 euros) in an Arabic-language reading competition organized by the Dubai government.
Maryam Amjoun beat 16 other finalists all aged under 18 from across the Arab world to land the top prize in the third annual Arab Reading Challenge.
Organizers said that this years literacy initiative -- in which competitors have to read at least 50 books to qualify -- saw “10.5 million students from the Arab region and worldwide” take part.

No Burkinis! Morocco hotels ban ‘halal’ suit

Source : Al Arabiya / 28 Aug 2014
Several Moroccan resorts in the tourist city of Marrakesh have issued new regulations, banning the use of modest burkini in their private pools over what they called “hygiene reasons”.
Only “ordinary swim-suits” are permissible, Mazagan beach resort, located in al-Jadida which is south of the economic capital Casablanca, told Al Arabiya News.

Moroccan Ramadan traditional meal

Source : Al Arabiya / 05 Jul 2014

As many Muslims who observe Ramadan look forward to breaking their fasts, perhaps it’s time to take a trip around the world and see what other cultures eat for their iftar meal.


Belgium: Moroccan Woman Fired for Praying at Work, Speaking Arabic

Source : Morocco World News / 29 Mar 2014

Habiba Zerouani, a Moroccan living in Belgium, says she was unfairly dismissed for praying at her workplace and speaking Arabic.

After spending fourteen years at the Saint-Josse Public Centre for Social Work (CPAS) in Belgium, 56-year-old Habiba Zerouani was fired after her employer accused her of speaking Arabic and praying during working hours.


7 out of 10 Working Moroccan Women Hold No Degree

Source : Morocco World News / 15 Mar 2014

According to daily La Vie Eco, a recent report by the Higher Commission of Planning (HCP) showed that the bulk of Moroccan working women are “relatively young” and hold no diplomas.

In rural areas, women aged 25 years old constitute 20% of the total number of working women, whereas in urban areas, women of the same age represent only 10%.

According to the same report, 57.7% of working women in Morocco are married, 30.7% are single and 11.7% are either widowed or divorced.


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