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French, Swiss men revert to Islam in Marrakesh’s Koutoubia Mosque

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Rabat; A French man and a Swiss man embraced Islam on Friday and Sunday in the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech.

The French man proclaimed “Shahada” in the presence of thousands of worshippers in the Koutoubia Mosque.

The French revert reportedly decided to change his name to Adam, although Islam does not require new converts to adopt Muslim names.

Two days later, John, a 23-year-old Swiss man, took to Shahada before the Taraweeh prayers. According to eyewitnesses, John decided to adopt the name Mustafa.

Every year during Ramadan, a number of non-Muslim foreigners declare their conversion to Islam in the Koutoubia Mosque, one of Morocco’s most emblematic mosques.

Morocco has become one of the top destinations for foreigners seeking to learn about and convert to Islam, in recent years.

Thanks to its tradition of tolerance and openness. Each day, foreigners adopt the Islamic faith in different cities of the country.