Prestigious mosque in the Muslim world. It is the first university in Morocco to be hosted by renowned scholars such as Ibn Khaldun, Ibn Rushd, Ibn Alkhatib ... Karaouine The university is one of the most important centers of Islamic civilization. It has always been the intellectual and spiritual destination for many students wishing to deepen their knowledge. It derives its name from the famous Fassi allowing refugees Kairouan. The building of the mosque al Karaouine has been made in several stages. First it was founded by Fatima bint Mohamed bin abndellah alfihri in 859, a courageous woman arrived in Kairouan. It was enlarged in 956 under the Zenetes. Other useful areas were annexed to the mosque over the civilizations (Almohad Merinids Saâdiens and Alawite).