Cities of Faith
Cities of Faith | Rabat, Morocco
Season 1, Episode 16 • 22m
Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and an important cultural and historical center for Islam in the region. The city is home to numerous Islamic landmarks, including the Hassan Tower, a minaret that was built in the 12th century but was never completed, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the final resting place of the late king and his two sons.
Rabat also has several mosques, including the famous Kasbah Mosque, which dates back to the 12th century and is one of the oldest mosques in Morocco. The city's medina, or old town, is home to many small, traditional mosques and Islamic schools, as well as a number of markets and shops selling traditional handicrafts and souvenirs.
Islam plays an important role in the daily life of Rabat's residents, with many people observing the five daily prayers and other religious practices. The city is also home to several important Islamic institutions, including the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, which trains religious leaders from across the country and the wider region.
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