In this context, Toufiq assured that half a million men and women are learning the Quran in 14,000 Koranic schools, noting that 1,000,000 copies of the Quran were published.
The Minister added that the copy of “Mouataa Al Imam Malik” that HM the King had ordered the Higher Council of Ulema to carry out in 2004 and which was presented to the Sovereign in 2013, was translated into English thanks to a collaboration between the Higher Council of Ulema and Al Akhawayne University.
Regarding religious employees, the minister underlined the graduation of the 14th group of the Mohammed VI Institute for Imams, Murshidins and Murshidates, noting that 1,070 students from nine foreign countries are studying at the Institute, which is now open to students from Niger, Thailand and Rwanda.
Regarding the promotion of the role of mosques, Toufiq noted that his department allocated 861 million dirhams for the construction of mosques and mobilized 300 million dirhams for the renovation of closed mosques, in addition to the restoration of 10 historical mosques and the financial support for several municipalities and associations for the construction of new mosques.
As for the traditional education, the minister said that his department promotes this type of education, citing as an example the publication of new educational programs. He recalled, on this occasion, that the program of Literacy in mosques benefited, for the past year, 300,000 people.