The town of Témacine is situated in South-East Algeria, about 20 km from Tougourt. Founded around 782 A.D. by the Righa families of the Berber tribes of Zenata, it developed around a ksar fortified around a palm grove of several hectares and – uniquely – on a bed of palm trees reaching a height of eight metres in places. The zaouïa was founded at the end of the 19th century. Today the town is considered to be one of the great spiritual centres of the Tidjaniya brotherhood. After it was threatened with ruin, the zaouïa of Temacine was classified a national heritage site. Rachid Koraïchi initiated the vast project to restore the town which includes restoring the mosque, equiping a library, setting up sewing workshops for women with the Schams association that he created.