Each year, the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams preachers, welcomes a hundred women and men for a three-year training on the practice of moderate Islam.
Created in 2015 by King Mohammed VI, the Institute, which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, provides training for 1300 people, mostly sub-Saharans from Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Gambia, and Chad, but also from several European countries.
All of them have a university degree, students of the Institute follow a diversified curriculum that covers Islamic studies, the history of religions, sex education and mental health, and receive, in addition to free accommodation, tickets for plane and health insurance, a monthly scholarship of 2,000 dirhams.
“We show them that the concepts of democracy and human rights are rooted in the values of the Islamic religion,” says the director of the Institute, Abdessalam Lazaar.
Morocco has always been an example of religious tolerance, offering several training programs on moderate Islam for the benefit of imams and priests of both sexes from both Africa and Europe.
“The Muslim community in France needs imams to promote the values of Islam and their contribution to community life and the spiritual well-being of society,” said Aboubakr Hmaidouch, a young native student from France.