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The Magnificent Ben Youssef Madrasa

The Ben Youssef Madrasa (also transliterated as Bin Yusuf or Ibn Yusuf Madrasa) is an Islamic madrasa (college) in Marrakesh, Morocco. Functioning today as a historical site, the Ben Youssef Madrasa was the largest Islamic college in Morocco at its height. The madrasa is named after the adjacent Ben Youssef Mosque founded by the Almoravid Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106-1142). The madrasa building which stands today was commissioned by the Sa’di (or […]

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Jewish heritage

A Long History of Coexistence The Jewish heritage: Jewish community of Morocco has historical ties to the Maghreb region dating back more than 2,000 years. During World War II, the Late King Mohammed V famously rejected an appeal by the French Vichy regime to gather up Moroccan Jews for deportation, reportedly responding: “We have no

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