In a landscape that we crave known especially for night stories and Hollywood films, the domes of the marabouts appear disguised along the route of Morocco but, in reality, they are everywhere.
Known as ‘qubbas‘, its architectural layout can be varied, but the building will always hold one of these sacred little domes and anywhere where we direct our steps, by the four cardinal points of the country, with little effort, we will identify them.
They trace the path of the Moroccan Holiness, because under them are the relics of a Holy person in the area, the so-called marabouts. Perhaps it must be more visible to the untrained eye during the celebration of the mussem, a species of popular pilgrimages, in which mysticism and the human take their hands and the same serve for boys looking for couple to ward off the evil eye.
The domes of the marabouts saved rites and cultural events that go beyond the Berber universe prior to Islam. Anyway, nothing in an Arab country escapes to the attraction of the religion. So the more orthodox Islam is also present, as well as a little of the sufi Mystic so attached to the history of the country.
Open your eyes and stay tuned, because these sanctuaries can bring us exotic surprises and special rites. Their celebrations will be spectacular and, for lovers of photo tourism, the diverse shapes and decorations of the buildings will provide great snapshots.
Creative Commons Image: Flickr/Adam Jones, Ph.D. – Global Photo Archive