HM The King, Commander Of The Faithful, Advises Moroccan Pilgrims Heading For Islam's Holy Sites
HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, gave his advices to the Moroccan pilgrims for the year 1434 Hegira, including the group scheduled to leave Morocco, Saturday night, towards Islam's holy sites, reminding them of their obligations and the virtues they should show while preforming one of Islam's main pillars.
In the message, read out by Endowment and Islamic Affairs minister Ahmed Toufiq in the presence of many civilian and military figures, the sovereign called on the pilgrims to be imbued with piety as God recommended in the verse 197 of Surat Al Baqara "and take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness)".
Religion is based on this pillar which should be a reminder that Muslims are equals regardless of their position or status, the sovereign said, adding that believers have to embody equality, tolerance, symbiosis, and constructive dialogue and reject differences and conflicts, while furthering their attachment to the values of unity and cohesion.
HM the King insisted that they should reject extremism, which stirs disagreement, and attempts to alter the real principles of Islam and its valued based on solidarity and peace.
To fulfill the requirements of this pillar, HM the King recalled that the pilgrims have benefited from information provided by Ulemas (religious scholars) under the aegis of the Ministry of endowments and Islamic Affairs.