My situation would have been different if my marriage had been registered." We also speak to critics of the code who argue that some discrimination has survived the 2004 reforms.We hear from the family of Amina Filali, a 16-year-old whose case grabbed headlines when she took her own life after being forced to marry her alleged rapist.
A Kasbah is a fortified area that once housed the ruling family, its guards and everything needed for living under attack.
We travel through their story, through Spain, North Africa and through Morocco’s Half a century ago, more than a quarter of a million Jews lived in Morocco, coexisting peacefully with their Muslim neighbors. But Morocco’s Jewish heritage is far from forgotten.
Nestled in a lush garden in Casablanca’s Oasis suburb, the Moroccan Jewish Museum explores and showcases Judaeo-Muslim culture in its full glory.
It is the only museum dedicated to Jewish culture and history in the Arab world, and certainly one of the few institutions to detail the story of mutual influence between the two religions in such an enthusiastic, dedicated spirit.
And the story is long and complex, and like the dunes of the desert, follows a trajectory of highs and lows.