Preachers, religious sheikhs, and jurists have begun to compete with web celebrities and influencers to “buzz” on social media sites, by showing videos in which they issue fatwas on matters of the world and religion, and through them they earn hundreds of “likes” and millions of followers.
It seems that the profits made by many celebrities from YouTube have prompted “preachers” to provide free religious sermons and lessons on their own channels in order to profit from the virtual world, after YouTube contributed to creating stars who scramble for money from the digital platform.
The popularity of some preachers is not limited to Morocco only, but has transcended borders, as they have become widely known in many Arab and European countries, which gives them the opportunity to benefit from financial returns from charitable work and charity donated by some benefactors.
The YouTube platform has become a profitable space, which contributes to displaying jurists in a youthful guise, different from the traditional sheikhs. Their biggest concern is gaining the largest number of followers and views, and achieving fame that allows him to benefit from the privileges of web celebrities.