HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Extends Condolences to Caliph General of Mouride Brotherhood over Passing of Sheikh Sidy Mokhtar Mbacké
HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, sent a message of condolences to Sheikh Mountakha Bassirou Mbacké, Caliph General of the Mouride Brotherhood, following the death of former Caliph General of the said brotherhood, late Sheikh Sidy Mokhtar Mbacké.
In this message, HM the King said he was deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Sheikh Sidy Mokhtar Mbacké, former Caliph General of the Mouride Tariqa. May he rest in peace.
"On this sad occasion, I offer you, the deceased's relatives and all followers of the Mouride Tariqa in our sister nation, Senegal, my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. We cannot but humbly accept the will of Almighty God," said HM the King in the message.
The sovereign recalled the outstanding qualities of that eminent scholar and man of great faith. "Sheikh Sidy Mokhtar Mbacké will be remembered as a model in terms of holding fast to the teachings of Islam, which are based on restraint and moderation," the monarch added.
"I appreciated not only the affection and fidelity he showed to me, as Amir Al-Muminin, but also the religious and spiritual bonds he had with his second home – Morocco – which were imbued with sincere love and loyalty. His was a constant desire to contribute to strengthening and promoting the fraternal ties uniting the Moroccan and the Senegalese peoples," wrote the royal message.
"In these particularly painful circumstances, I find solace in your selection as the new Caliph General of the Mouride Tariqa to succeed our beloved Sidy Mokhtar Mbacké. It is a testimony to your lofty spiritual status among the followers of the Mouride Tariqa. I congratulate you on being selected for this important spiritual duty and wish you every success in your mission," HM the King underlined.
"I pray that Almighty God accept the deceased among the righteous souls and reward him for his righteous deeds," the sovereign said.
"Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah; some have completed their vow (to the extreme), and some (still) wait; but they have never changed (their determination) in the least". True is the Word of God," the message concluded.