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Royal Activities
Tuesday 12 June 2018

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Chairs in Rabat Religious Ceremony to Commemorate Laylat Al Qadr

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Chairs in Rabat Religious Ceremony to Commemorate Laylat Al Qadr

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, chaired, Monday at Hassan Mosque in Rabat, a religious ceremony to commemorate Laylat Al Qadr (26th day of Ramadan).

After Al Isha and Tarawih prayers, Koran verses were read out by Mohamed Aghlaich (aged 12, from city of M'diq), recipient of the Mohammed VI National Prize for Holy Koran memorization, declamation and psalmody. HM the King was afterwards greeted by the young Koran reader to whom he handed the prize.

Afterwards, professor Mohamed Salaheddine El Mestaoui, scholar from Tunisia, gave a speech before the sovereign on behalf of Ulema who took part in the religious lectures of the holy month of Ramadan 1439, in which he thanked the monarch for the hospitality extended to them.

He also lauded the different initiatives undertaken by HM the King as the creation of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema and the Mohammed VI Institute for Training of Imams, Murshidins and Murshidats.

The ceremony was marked by the closing of Sahih Al Boukhari by Lahcen Sguenfele, president of Skhirate-Temara Ulema local council after reading "Hadith Al Khatm" by religious scholar Mohamed Assebane, member of Rabat Ulema local council and preacher "khatib" at Rabat Ahl Fez mosque.

The Sovereign, then, awarded the Mohammed VI "Ahl Al-Qurâan" and "Ahl Al-Hadith" Prizes respectively to Mohamed Balouali from the city of Taourirte and El Houssine Ait Said, from the city of Marrakech.

HM the King also gave the Mohammed VI Prize for Koranic Schools in its three categories to Hassan Ait Ouhamane from El Haouz Province (Learning Methodology Prize), Mohamed Barhoumi of the city of Marrakech (Performance Award), and Rajae Selouane of the city of Fez (Management Award).

The Sovereign granted the Mohammed VI Award for Adhan and Tahlil, created at the Instructions of His Majesty the King, Commander of the Faithful, in its two categories respectively to Ahmed Mechhidane El Merbouh from the city of Tangier (Prize of excellence) and Afquir Abdelghani from the city of Salé (Honorary Award).

The event was attended mainly by head of government, speakers of both houses of parliament, HM the King's advisors, cabinet members, representatives of diplomatic corps of Islamic countries accredited to Morocco and high-ranking officers from FAR general staff.

MAP 12 June 2018