Berber, Imazighen in Morocco

The Berber, Imazighen, also known as the Central Shilha, live primarily in the Atlas Mountains of Central Morocco. Because of the mountain environment, they primary shepherd sheep and goats. They are a semi-nomadic group, and depending on the season, they take their flocks either to the highlands or lowlands. Prior to the Arab Conquest, many were Christian. Now they are primarily Muslim but this may vary depending on where they live; in the urban society, Orthodox Islam is practices, but in rural areas, ancient beliefs are mixed with Islam. They also worship saints, and refer to their spiritual leaders as marabouts meaning they are living saints. 

Partnership // Move Beyond
  • Pray for open doors and opportunities to share the gospel in Morocco.
  • Pray God reveals himself to Central Shilha Muslims through dreams and visions.
  • Pray a Bible is translated into their language.

“Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade” (Mark 4:30-32, NIV).

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Joshua HuverBerber, Imazighen in Morocco