Islamic Affairs Minister Hands Two Messages from HM the King to Family Members of Tijaniya Brotherhood Caliph General & to New Caliph General
Minister of Endowment and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Taoufiq, handed on Sunday in Tivaouane (north of Dakar) a message of condolences from HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, to the family members of Caliph General of Senegal’s Tijaniya Brotherhood, Seikh Serigne Abdoul Aziz Sy Al-Amine, who passed away on Friday, and a message of congratulations from the Sovereign to the new Caliph General of this brotherhood.
Taoufiq, who was at the head of a Moroccan delegation that included the Secretary General of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulemas, Mohamed Rifki, and Morocco's Ambassador to Dakar, Taleb Barrada, handed the two Royal messages to the new caliph general of Tijaniya Brotherhood, Sheikh Serigne Mbay Sy Mansour, at a religious ceremony attended by several dignitaries and Senegalese officials.
On this occasion, the message of condolences sent by HM the King to the family members of Seikh Serigne Abdoul Aziz Sy Al-Amine was read out by Morocco’s ambassador to Dakar.
In this message, the Sovereign recalled the great qualities of the illustrious deceased who was a man of faith and virtue, as well as the sincere affection and consideration he had for his second country, the Kingdom of Morocco.
In the message of congratulations, which was read out by Ahmed Taoufiq, HM the King implored the Almighty to guide the steps of Sheikh Serigne Mbay Sy Mansour and to protect him so that he remains faithful to the true tradition of the Prophet Sidna Mohammed, peace and blessing be upon him.
The fact of choosing you for this eminent position testifies to your great qualities and the constancy you have shown "in perpetuating the tradition of your ancestors, the illustrious Sheikhs who have always shown an unwavering loyalty towards our Shereefian majesty and our glorious ancestors, the Kings of the Alawite dynasty and the commanders of the faithful,” HM the King added.
"In the name of the new caliph general, we reiterate our allegiance to HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, while stressing the solidity of the fraternal and bilateral relations that bind the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Senegal," the new Caliph General said in a message, which was read out on this occasion by Malick Sy, a member of the Tidjanes Sy family and the brotherhood’s spokesman.
25 September 2017