The official Morocco religion is Islam and a majority of the Moroccan population comprises of Sunni Muslims of the ‘Maliki’ religious rite. Although freedom of religious faith is a permitted by the Moroccan law, there are very few non-Muslims dwelling in the country.
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Moroccans are religious people. Islamic practices affect all aspects of life, especially in more remote communities. As in all Islamic communities the call to prayer will be heard several times a day. During the holy month of Ramadan (which takes place at a different time each year), Muslims fast from daybreak till sunset. This fast puts a great strain on them as they will often rise at 4am to have breakfast. In towns some shops in the Ramadan month are closed for long periods during daylight hours and also at dusk many shops close for an hour while the fasting population have their meal.


Woman are relatively free in Morocco, most walk around without veils and take part in all aspects of life. There are also some woman who are more tradition in dress and wear the hijab or burqa. Non-Moroccan women should be sensitive to traditions concerning dress.

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Apart from Islam, the other religious faiths in Morocco are Christianity and Judaisim, but they are a minority.
Christianity has as many as 100,000 followers. Christians in Morocco are either immigrants or descended directly from the French invaders and settlers in early times. Judaism is yet another important Religious Beliefs in Morocco, with a handful of only 5,000 supporters. People belonging to this religious sect concentrate mainly in cities like Marrakech and Casablanca.