Zawiya of Sidi Muhammad Ben Sliman al-Jazuli

Marrakech, Morocco

Zawiya of Sidi Muhammad Ben Sliman al-Jazuli

The Zawiya of Sidi Muhammad Ben Sliman al-Jazuli (also Zaouia of Sidi Ben Slimane al-Jazouli or Zawiya al-Jazuliya, among other variations) is an Islamic religious complex (zawiya) in Marrakesh, Morocco. It is centered around the tomb of the 15th-century Muslim scholar and Sufi saint Muhammad al-Jazuli (also known as Imam al-Jazuli, full name: Abū 'Abdullah Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān ibn Abū Bakr al-Jazūli al-Simlālī), who is one of the Seven Saints of Marrakesh.

Al-Jazuli was a major figure in the history of Moroccan Sufism. He lived at a time when local Sufi movements were also filling a void of political leadership against the encroachment of Portuguese and Spanish forces into the country. Originating from the Sous region in southern Morocco, he spent much time in Fes where he wrote his most famous work, the Dala'il al-Khayrat, and gained enormous influence over zawiyas and followers across the country.: 335–36  He subsequently moved around the coast of Morocco until he died near Essaouira in 1465 and was buried in the village of Afoughal.: 336 



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