King Mohammed VI chairs religious ceremony on Eid Al-Mawlid in Morocco

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Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by Prince Moulay Rachid and Prince Moulay Ismail chaired, on Friday evening, in the Hassan Mosque in Rabat, a religious ceremony on the occasion of Eid Al-Mawlid (the birthday of the Prophet).

On this occasion, Minister of Endowments and Islamic affairs Ahmed Toufiq gave an address on the activities of the Councils of Ulema (Muslim scholars) and handed the councils' activity report to HM the King.

Then, HM the king handed the Mohammed VI award of merit in Islamic studies and though to Professor Ahmad El-Ghazi El-Husseini, in recongnition of his research in the fields of fatwas, law and Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh).

The King also handed the Mohammed VI award of Islamic Studies to Professor Koutb Rissouni.

By the same occasion, HM the King handed the Mohammed VI international award of memorization, declamation and exegesis of the holy Quran to Mohamed Najib Alaoui and the Mohammed VI international award of Quran psalmody to Hicham Al-Adimi.

The Monarch handed the Mohammed VI award of Moroccan calligraphy to Belaid Hamidi, and the Mohammed VI award of excellence in the same art to Professor Ali Dahya.

The ceremony was attended notably by the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the house of Representatives, Speaker of the House of advisors, HM the King’s advisors, cabinet members and other diplomatic, civilian and military figures.

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