The Sidi Abderrahman islet is a rock located a few meters off the coast of Casablanca. It houses the koubba (mausoleum) of a marabout (Islamic religious leader) named Sidi Abderrahman. The island is inhabited by several fortune-tellers who read the future in palm lines or in molten lead. Some people regularly visit the island for love spells or to attract good luck.
Description: About forty families live on this site, which has only recently been connected to the mainland. It has a population of 53 inhabitants.
Legend: This section may lack sufficient citation of sources (as of August 2015). Sidi Abderrahmane, a holy man from Baghdad, was shipwrecked and lived there in the 19th century.
Pious and solitary, he loved the contact with the sea and nature. He retreated to this island to escape a world he found too cruel.
He lived on his island, praying day and night, and was so generous and helpful that a house was built for him. The holy man, preferring to sleep under the stars, refused to live in it. Since then, his house has become a welcoming place for all pilgrims.