Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan Inaugurates the Sira Annabaouia and Islamic Civilization Museum

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan officially inaugurated the international exhibition and museum of Sira Annabaouia (the life of the Prophet) and Islamic civilization at the ICESCO headquarters in Rabat.

Following the symbolic ribbon-cutting, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan entered the Hall of “Islamic Solidarity,” where ICESCO Director General Salim Mohamed Al-Malik gave a speech, highlighting the significance of the international exhibition that has relocated to Rabat, the cultural capital of the Islamic world for 2022, a first outside of Medina.

He further emphasized that the planning of this event demonstrates the strong secular ties that exist between both the Kingdom of Morocco and Saudi Arabia, which are both led by the wise guidance of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and  King Salman Ibn Abdelaziz Al Saud.

After that, Nasser Al-Zahrani, secretary of the board of directors of the international exhibits and museums of Sira Annabaouia and Islamic civilisation, joined Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan for a visit to the exhibition.

First going to the room of “King Hassan II,” may his soul rest in peace, to see the Sila (Link) exhibition, which was put up by the Ulama’s Rabita Mohammadia to show how Moroccans felt about the august person of the Prophet.

Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan then spoke after Secretary General of the Rabita Mohammadia of Ulemas Ahmed Abbadi gave a presentation on the various parts of this show.

Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan then went to the foyer of the ICESCO offices, where His Royal Highness admired the artwork Jewel of Islam and the elegance of Arabic calligraphy.

Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan next went to the “King Abdallah” chamber to see the exhibition “The Prophet (PSL),” where His Royal Highness was given an explanation of the items on display.

Before arriving at the ICESCO headquarters and seeing the replica of “the Kaaba,” royal inheritor Moulay El Hassan first saw miniatures of “the Mecque” and “Médine” from the time of the Prophet.

Next, the prince saw an exact replica of the “Minbar Annabaoui” in his creation before seeing a projection on interactive screens in a virtual reality room that represented the “Al Houjra Annabaouia Acharifa” (Prophet’s chamber) for the first time, complete with all of its parts and contents.

The royal heir Moulay El Hassan then posed for a photo with ICESCO officials before starting the official launch of the worldwide exhibition’s website and the museum of Sira Annabaouia and Islamic civilization.

Salim Mohamed Al-Malik, director general of ICESCO, welcomed the royal heir Moulay El Hassan upon his arrival.

After reviewing a detachment of the Royal Guard that had paid respect, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan was greeted by the Minister of Habous and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq, the Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa, Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaïd, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Morocco, Abdullah Bin Saad Al Ghurairi, Wali of the Rabat-Salé region -Kénitra, governor of the prefecture of Rabat, Mohamed Yacoubi, president of the council of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region, Rachid El Abdi, president of the council of the city of Rabat, Asmae Rhlalou, president of the council of Agdal-Ryad district, Abdelilah El Bouzidi, Deputy Secretary General of the Islamic World League,Abdulrahman Al-Zaid, the secretary general of the Ulema Rabita Mohammadia, Ahmed Abbadi, the president of the National Museums Foundation, Mehdi Qotbi, and the director of Mashreq, the Gulf and Arab and Islamic Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, Fouad Akhrif.

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