Half a million Moroccans memorize the Holy Quran

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Moroccan Minister of Endowment and Islamic Affairs Ahmed Toufiq said that about half a million citizens are memorizing the Holy Quran in different cities of the country.

He stated in a speech delivered at the Royal Palace in Marrakech, "The scholars of the country are aware of the protection of the nation from the whims of foreign leaders," adding, "We have a committee of scholars following a program to educate people on how to distinguish, in the Prophetic hadith, between the right and the subject."

Tawfiq spoke of the "turnout of half a million men and women, in various Moroccan cities, to memorize the entire Holy Quran."