Toufiq: “Doctrinal concordance between Morocco and African countries, a guarantee of peace and security”


Doctrinal concordance between Morocco and African countries is a guarantee of peace and security between their peoples, said Tuesday in Rabat, the Minister of Habous and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq.

Speaking at the opening of the 4th communication session of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, Mr. Toufiq explained that the doctrine plays an important role in guaranteeing security and spiritual peace in that it allows immunize the believer against confusion and discord.

He noted that the theme of this event, “the Achaarite school and the rites: scientific and methodological coherence in the service of the needs of religion”, confirms the common doctrinal and spiritual belonging between Morocco and African countries.

This theme is also of great importance because it focuses on the Achaarite dogma, one of the major Islamic references which provides clear answers to urgent questions, he indicated, stressing that the doctrine is a way of life which rhythms the daily experience of the individual.

Mr. Toufiq also presented the Foundation’s roadmap for this year, which notably includes the development of a guide for Mourchidines and Mourchidates in African countries, aimed at promoting science and knowledge. and Islamic thought, and a guide to Sufi practices, in partnership with imams and ulema.

He also highlighted the particular importance of the Charter of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, which aims to promote good morality and fight against disruptive currents.

For his part, the Secretary General of the Superior Council of Ulema, Mohamed Yssef, emphasized the importance of this meeting, which is being held in parallel with the Ramadan religious talks chaired by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Mouminine , because it addresses the question of schools and standards governing Islam in Africa, ensuring that these rites cement the links between sub-Saharan Ulema and the Kingdom of Morocco.

In this sense, Mr. Yssef underlined that “Morocco is a pioneering country in terms of organizing this type of meeting, since the 1st conference of African Ulema was held, under the presidency of the late HM Mohammed V”, noting that the concordance between Moroccan and African ulema was essentially aimed at serving the liberation efforts made by African leaders throughout history.

Africa has young Ulema and Mourchidines, who aim to spread and share science and knowledge relating to religious schools and jurisprudential rites, in particular scientific and methodological coherence to magnify good morality, he noted.

This scientific session is part of the action program of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, aiming to organize communication sessions supervised by the Ulema members of the Foundation each Ramadan in order to contribute to the consolidation and the protection of common African religious constants.

On the program of this two-day meeting, there are several conferences relating in particular to the Achaarite dogma, the preservation of the necessities and purposes of religion, jurisprudential rites: genesis, origin and extension.

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