Hajj 1445: HM the King Calls on Moroccan Pilgrims to Represent Their Country in Best Way Possible, Adhere to Islam’s Quintessential Values

Rabat – His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, may God assist Him, called on Moroccan pilgrims to represent their country in the great Hajj season in the best way possible, by adhering to the quintessential values of Islam, including sincere brotherhood, unwavering tolerance, and effective solidarity.

“Therefore, I want you to be ambassadors for your country, reflecting that glorious image of your nation. Keep in mind that it is these immutable national values that have given our country the security and stability it is enjoying; it is thanks to them that our nation is continuing its victorious march under my leadership, with a view to achieving further progress and prosperity,’ the Sovereign underlined in a message addressed on Thursday to Moroccan pilgrims bound for the Holy Places of Islam for the year 1445 AH.

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, urged Moroccan pilgrims to represent their country properly and reflect its time-honoured civilization, in the same way their ancestors di
d throughout the centuries, who ‘were committed to unity, cohesion, and adherence to religious and national sacred values that are based on moderation and the unity of our religious rite’.

In this message, which was read out by Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq, on the occasion of the departure of the first group of pilgrims from Rabat-Salé Airport, the Sovereign reminded pilgrims that they are expected during the Hajj season to embody the lofty values of Islam, including those of integrity, proper treatment of others, solidarity and sincerity when turning to the Lord of the Worlds.

HM the King also invited pilgrims to strictly adhere ‘to the regulatory measures taken by the relevant authorities in our sister nation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to provide for the comfort and safety of the guests of the Almighty. The aim is also to ensure the Hajj season proceeds safely and smoothly, in keeping with the high instructions given by my venerable brother, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mos
ques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – may God grant him a long, healthy life. May he be actively and effectively supported by my dearest and most honourable brother, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chairman of the Council of Ministers – may God protect him and grant him a long life.’

In this regard, the Sovereign takes the opportunity to commend the fraternal relations uniting the two Kingdoms and peoples in the two sister nations, calling on Moroccan pilgrims to respect the measures taken and the arrangements made by the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs to provide for their comfort throughout their journey and to enable them to perform their rituals in the best conditions possible.

To this end, the Sovereign said, the Ministry has dispatched ‘specialized teams which will accompany you from the time you leave until your return home,’ noting that these teams include administrators, male and female religious scholars and guides as well as male and fema
le doctors and nurses, who will be looking after the pilgrims and will be working around the clock to provide the services needed by pilgrims immediately.

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, also called on Moroccan pilgrims to ‘remember to pray fervently for your King, who ensures your security and prosperity as well as your country’s unity, sovereignty and dignity, and who sees to it that your nation holds its rightful place in its region and within the Islamic world’.

“Pray that Almighty God may always grant me success and support, as well as good health and well-being; pray for me and my esteemed family. Pray that I may see in His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, only such things as delight the heart and please the eye. Pray that my revered grandfather, His late Majesty King Mohammed V, and my venerable father, His late Majesty King Hassan II, may rest in peace. Pray, also, that the Almighty may continue to protect our homeland,’ HM the King in the message underlined.

The Sovereign also
called on Moroccan pilgrims to make sure, while in the Holy Land for Hajj, to perform all rites, obligatory rituals and recommended practices and also see to it that not a single moment of their precious time there passes without they engaging in supplication, remembering the Almighty and seeking His forgiveness.

“In that way, you may obtain what God has promised believers as a reward for performing an accepted Hajj,’ added HM the King, inviting pilgrims, while visiting al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina, to stand, with reverence and veneration, before the Seal of all Prophets and Messengers, Prophet Muhammad – may peace and blessings be upon Him.

“Remember that you should show special humility and reverence in that most dignified place, given that Prophet Muhammed was sent by the Almighty as a sign of compassion and mercy for mankind,’ His Majesty the King said.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse