HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz chair inauguration of Bab el Guissa Mosque in Fez

Date : 02 07 2014

 

Fez - HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz chaired, on Wednesday in Fez, the inauguration ceremony of the Bab El Guissa Mosque after its revamp.

 

Details were given on this occasion to HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman on this prestigious religious and civilizational building.

 

The revamp works, which spanned 14 months, were paid for by HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for an amount of 9 million dirhams.

 

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman performed the Al Maghrib prayer at the mosque which testifies to the authenticity of the Moroccan urban heritage.

 

The restoration works, supervised by the ministry of endowments and Islamic affairs, includes the main components of this mosque which is one of the  most important historical sites of the medina of Fez.

 

The revamp enabled to preserve the urban and civilizational identity of the mosque through the use of authentic and traditional materials as wood and zellige.

 

The Alawite sovereigns took great interest in this mosque which has undergone important restoration works during the reigns of Sultans Moulay Ismail, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah and Moulay Abdelaziz, as well as late King Mohammed V.

 

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