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SIEL: M. Boussouf presents the book “A citizen monarchy in the land of Islam: how Mohammed VI designed a universal religious model “.

Sunday, 09 February 2020

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the CCME, Saturday 8 February the Spanish version of his book “A citizen monarchy in the land of Islam: how Mohammed VI designed a universal religious model ”. Translated by Ms. Kenza El Ghali, Ambassador of Morocco in Chile and Ms. Hasna Zenboury. Me Boussouf’s book was published by the Mohammed VI Cultural Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations in Chile of the Ministry of Culture at the Casablanca Book Fair.

During this meeting, moderated by Professor Ahmed Benramdane, Mr. Boussouf explained that the first version of the book originally published in French was aimed to popularize in an international language the new reforms of the religious field of the last 20 years and clarify the uniqueness of the Moroccan religious model.

The ambition is to respond to several questions raised by Western politicians and explain the singularity of the Moroccan monarchy based on the allegiance (the bayaâ) which is equivalent, according to Mr. Boussouf, to the social contract of Rousseau since it is subjected to the vote of the nation (أهل الحل و العقد) .

The work of Mr. Boussouf also raises the question of the universality of the Moroccan religious model and explains why it is accessible in its essence in other contexts for its capacity to wthstand the concern of extremism, terrorism and identity tensions. It shows how Morocco, thanks to its religious model and its expertise, has been able to manage linguistic and cultural diversity for centuries thanks to the exchanges with African societies through Sufism or with European societies through Andalusia.

The Moroccan model is based, according to Mr. Boussouf's vision, on three essential components which are the malekism rite, for its flexibility; Ash’arite dogma which
associates rationalism, spirituality and Sufism.

The Secretary General of the CCME invited researchers to work on the Moroccan model of religiosity to enrich Moroccan libraries and present it to the world to help resolve identity conflicts and tensions.

For their part, the professor at the faculty of Fez Ahmed Berrada and professor Abdellah Barouki of the faculty of Rabat said the work of Mr. Boussouf was able to combine between historical specificity and religious knowledge and succeeded in presenting the essence of Moroccan religiosity in a contemporary discourse.


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