El Jadida is a stylish and beautiful town, retaining the lanes and ramparts of an old Portuguese Medina. It was known as Mazagan under the Portuguese who held it from 1506 until 1769, when it was taken by sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdullah. Moroccan Mazagan was renamed El Jadida - 'The New' - after being resettled, partly with Jews from Azemmour, by the nineteenth-century Sultan Abd er ...
The majority of Moroccans are Muslim, practicing the Sunni variant of Islam. Other religions practiced in Morocco include Christianity, Judaism and Baha’I – a 19th century religion which evolved from Babism. With Islam being the dominant religion of the country, Mosques are considered to be of great importance and every settlement, village, town and city has at least one of these venerated ...