La sainteté est un concept profondément ancré dans la mentalité marocaine. Ce phénomène s'enracine dans l'effervescence mystique issue du soufisme aux 15ème et 16ème siècles.
Libération - Casablanca,Maroc - 7 Janvier 2007
Holiness is a concept deeply anchored in Moroccan mentality. This phenomenon roots into mystical effervescence resulting from 15th and 16th centuries' Sufism.
In Morocco, the saints are men or women recognized by their uprightness and their blessing (baraka). People beseech them to reduce the sufferings of the body and the spirit, to conquer or increase material wealth, to ensure themselves an offspring, and also for the return of a loved one who is afar.
South-westbound from Marrakech, about 5 kilometers from Asni, is located the sanctuary of the saint Moulay Brahim, patron saint of single people and of sterile women.
According to its history, Moulay Brahim belongs to a family whose hagiography is to some extent the history of the development of spirituality in Morocco.