Mohammad VI launches Koranic Radio Station

Published October 18th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

King Mohammad VI of Morocco has launched a new Koranic radio station, in a partnership between 'Radiodiffusion Télévision Marocaine' (RTM), the main Moroccan radio station and the Ministry of Islamic affairs.  

 

The new station is based in Rabat, the Moroccan capital and, according to the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq, will be broadcast 10 hours a day. The station can be picked up in Oujda, Fès, Meknes, Tanger, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech and Agadir. There are plans to try and increase the frequency range even further, especially to neighboring African countries.  

 

There will also be programs to encourage moderation, such as debates for youth on contemporary issues and problems as well as Koranic training programs in Arabic, French and Berber. The station will devote 55% of its time to recital of Koranic verses, 13% to general Koranic studies, 9% to prayers and 3% each to religious practice, the lifestyle of Mohammad (known as the Sunna, or righteous path) and 2% to women in Islam. The remaining time will cover debates and special broadcasts. (albawaba.com)  

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