Known as Amir al Mu’minin, or Commander of the Faithful, King Mohammad VI of
Contender for the Caliphate
As successor to a 350 year-old dynasty, King Mohammad VI’s lineage makes him the only legitimate contender for the Islamic Caliphate. The Alaouite Dynasty links back to the Prophet Muhammad. King Mohammad VI possesses the only authentic claim to an Islamic Caliphate, if one were to be established. Indeed, the Moroccans never recognized the Ottoman Caliphate on the grounds that the Ottomans were not descendents of the Prophet Muhammad.
Control of Maliki Network
King Mohammad VI also leads the oldest Islamic establishment of Maliki Muslims. The Maliki madhab is the third largest school of jurisprudence in Islam. This school bases its rulings on the Qur’an and Hadith but also predominantly derives its practices from the work of Malik ibn Anas (711-795 CE) and his texts, the Al Muwatta and Al Mudawana. Since early in his reign, King Mohammed VI has implemented the Mudawana family law code that gives rights to women in divorce and property ownership, as well as citizenship to children born to non-Moroccan fathers. He has also commissioned the Islamic Affairs Ministry to train women preachers, or Morchidat, who are now active chaplains to Moroccans across the globe.
Huge Influence over Muslims in
King Mohammed VI leads the largest African monarchy, with a population of 35 million. Besides political links,
Patron of the Al Qarawiyyin University
King Mohammad VI is the patron of the oldest university in the world, the