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Let's Know the Best Islamic Campuses in Morocco

1. Hasan II University Casablanca

This university is a university located in the city of Casablanca. The city which is used as the center of industry and economy in Morocco which is engaged in the modern industrial sector. 

This university takes the name of a prominent king in Morocco named King Hasan II who led Morocco from 1961-1999. And this University was used as a symbol of the rise and development of the Moroccan nation which was able to fight against European colonialists

At first this university was a branch of the University of Mohammed V in Rabat until 1975, when it was inaugurated as a separate university and had a branch in the city of Mohammed.

In 1989, the university was divided into two, namely Hassan II University in 'Ain Chok Casablanca, and Hassan II University in Casablanca. And this University has five Faculties in these two different cities. Such as: Faculty of Law, Social, Economics. Located in the city of Ain Syuq, the Faculty of Medicine in Ain Syuq, the Faculty of Science in Ain Syuq, and the Faculty of Letters and Humanities in Casablanca. Hasan II University has advantages both in the field of literature and in the field of scientific research. In the field of literature, the university has kept many writings belonging to earlier scientists and original ancient manuscripts.

2. Muhammad V Rabat University

This university is a university located in the city of Rabat as the capital in Morocco. The city which is famous as a cultural city in Morocco. The name of this university is taken from the name of a king named Muhammad V. who ruled from 1927-1961. 

And king Muhammad is known as a king who is very intelligent and strong with the ability to fight European invaders from Moroccan land. Therefore, in the eyes of the Moroccan people, King Muhammad became a national hero in the land of the Maghrib. And in 1912 king Muhammad V after three years on the throne and ended his reign.

He decided to take to the streets and build a nationalist movement against the French prectorate. Who still controls the territories in Morocco and their policies. 

This is what made King Muhammad arrested by the French colonialists and exiled by the French government for two years. After coming out of exile, King Muhammad had the initiative to build an educational institution that aims to educate the nation's children.

Because educational institutions are the strongest foundation owned by a nation to instill the character and mentality of the nation's generations. 

This is where the national awakening of the Moroccan state through the educational revolutionary king Muhammad V who inspired the Moroccan population to build educational institutions engaged in the pedagogical field of teaching Arabic during the French colonial era. 

The development of the period formed the Muhammad V University in the city of Rabat to commemorate the struggle of the revolutionary education in Morocco.

This university has developed, which previously only focused on pedagogics, now it is more comprehensive and has opened general faculties engaged in science and social affairs. But for the social field, the focus is only on the Law and Economics majors. 

This university was inaugurated in 1957 and strengthened by the King's Decree dated 15 Muharram 1379 / 21 July 1959. This university has become a pioneer of education in Morocco both in terms of cadre formation and cultural observers which is a model for other universities in Morocco. And in 1992, the university was divided into two universities, namely the University of Mohamed V Agdal, and the University of Mohamed V Soussi.

3. Quaraouiyine University

Quarauiyine University is the oldest university in Morocco. This university was built by Fatima Al Fahriyah, a generous immigrant from a city in Tunisia named Al Qairouan. 

The name of this university is taken from the origin of the birth of the founder of the university, this university started from a simple mosque which was only used to worship and carry out a talim assembly filled by scholars and jurists who were experts in their fields. Good knowledge of Aqidah, Fiqh, Sufism, Kalam, and the Science of the Koran and Hadith.

The learning method used is still using memorization and understanding methods through lectures by scholars. And the audience who took part in the recitation at the mosque came from various walks of life who had the desire to study religion in Qurauiyin. 

The development of the Quarauiyine Mosque which was once just a simple worship building has now grown into a large and oldest educational institution in the world after Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Quarauiyine, which previously only focused on education in the field of religion, has now opened up education in the fields of music, chemistry, medicine, astronomy, learning political debate, and natural sciences. Equipped with a complete library with literature compiled by leading scholars. Like Ibn Khaldun (author of the Muqaddimah book) and from Europe is the alma mater of this university.

One of the famous alumni of this university who comes from the West is Pope Silvester II, the Vatican Leader who is known as the creator of Arabic-Latin numerals as well as an expert on culture and a number of sciences such as mathematics and astronomy. 

In the Middle Ages After the expansion of the building was completed, academics in Fez found a better place to study and carry out scientific research activities. This university then became a magnet for students from all over the world when they studied at Al Qarawiyyin.

Al Qarawiyyin played an important role in mediating culture and knowledge between Muslims and European society. In the 14th century, 8,000 students from the West and Egypt studied at this University. 

And Al Qarawiyyin University also played an important role in the spread of the Maliki school of thought, one of the four major schools of Sunni Islamic thought. This school was pioneered by Imam Malik Ibn Anas and developed in the North African region. Until now this school remains an ideology for Moroccan society both in worship and in muamalah. And the university has become a milestone for the Moroccan state in the field of education and religion

4. Institute Dar Al-Hadits Al-Hissaniyah

This campus was built in the country of Morocco which is the leading Islamic religious education institution in Morocco. Its role is very important in protecting Islamic teachings from the influence of Western imperialism.

This university functions as a fortress by the Moroccan state to protect its people from the influence of western culture which can damage the morale of Moroccan society and change the cultural structure, which has bound and taken root in society. And it was this change that King Hasan II did not want

This university was founded in November 1964, based on the Decree of King Hassan II dated 26 Ramadan 1383 H. Thus, dar al-hadith can be said to be the first institution founded directly by King Hassan II since he ascended the Throne of the Moroccan kingdom, in 1962.

So great was King Hassan II's hope for the role of Dar Al-Hadith in improving the quality of Islamic education in Morocco. As a commitment to this, King Hassan II did not hesitate to issue a special budget from the royal palace to support the continuity of this institution. 

Etymologically the name "dar al-hadith" is inspired from the term "hadith" which means "words and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad", while "dar" means "house". This name actually implies how much King Hassan II has full attention to the footsteps of Rasulullah SAW who is believed by the people of Morocco to be the grandfather of King Hassan II. And this campus is not just an educational institution but a spiritual forum for Muslim intellectuals in Morocco

5. Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Fes University

This university was founded on 11 Shawwal 1395 H. / 17 October 1975 M., using the name of one of the great kings of the Alawiyah dynasty, Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Abdullah who was born in 1134 H. / 1721 AD and died in 1204 H. . / 1790 M. He is known as an educational reformer, author and scholar.

At first this university was a branch of institutions under the auspices of the University of Mohammed V Rabat. When it was inaugurated as an independent university, this university developed with the establishment of several faculties and colleges, as well as several institutions to keep up with the increasing market needs in this modern life. 

And this university has made a significant contribution to civilization in Morocco, especially in the field of education because this university is part of the world's educational pioneer universities with up-to-date research, especially in the fields of education, psychology, and religion.

6. University of Ibn Tofail Kenitra

This university is a university founded by a Moroccan philosopher who lived in 494-598 H. / 1100-1185 AD, and was also the personal physician of Sultan Abu Ya'kub al-Muwahhidi until he died in Marrakech. 

This university, which has two faculties, is a branch of the Mohamed V Rabat University. In 1989, it began to separate itself from the University of Mohamed V Rabat, based on the King's Decree No. 1.89.144, dated October 23, 1989.

This university already has two faculties after leaving Muhammad Hasan II University. And this university has grown rapidly with thousands of students and hundreds of researchers, lecturers and scientists who are up to date in their fields. 

This university has contributed ideas to the development of science in Morocco by synergizing religious knowledge and general science. And form scientific variations that can provide solutions to every problem that is owned by the Moroccan State. And this University also has a principle that is striving to uphold the benefit of the people.

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