"Friends of God - Moroccan intercessionaries" Top 5 Page for this destination Morocco Local Custom Tip by JamalMorelli

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  • Moulay Idriss festival - photo by Aicha Hatim - Morocco
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      Moulay Idriss festival - photo by Aicha Hatim
    by JamalMorelli
  • Moulay Idriss festival - photo by Aicha Hatim - Morocco
      Moulay Idriss festival - photo by Aicha Hatim
    by JamalMorelli
 

Without insulting any religion, the human need for intercessionary beings seems to a constant. Whether it is meditation on the Buddha, an offering to the Orisha, or appealing to an angel - absolute directness with the divine is the exception rather than the rule in this world. Islam, which officially rejects even Muhammad (pbuh) as an effective intermediary between man and God when it comes to praying, STILL culturally has a wide berth for angels, friends of God, those who have died in the cause, and by perilocution, Muhammed (pbuh) used as helpers.
Enormous festivals are held throughout Morocco for the friends of God such as Moulay Idriss, Moulay Bouchta, Moulay AbdulAllah bin Hussein and the list literally goes on and on...

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2006
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