Morocco: Islam as the Foundation of Power

Morocco has built an impressive and strategic network to regulate religious affairs and paid close attention to how Islam is taught, preached, and organized. But to be effective over the long-term, it will need to ensure that Islam not only serves the needs of the state and monarchy, but that its doctrine resonates with and serves the needs of the country’s youth, whose priorities lay primarily beyond the religious realm.

This chapter is part of Faith in the Balance: Regulating Religious Affairs in Africa.