HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the faithful, who was accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, HH Prince Moulay Ismaïl and HH Sheik Mohamed ben Zayed Al Nahyane, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy-supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, performed on Wednesday the Aid Al-Adha prayers at Ahl Fes mosque in Rabat.
In his preach, the Imam underlined the numerous benefits of the first ten days of Dhul Hijja (12th month of the Hegira) for the Islamic Ummah, which coincide with the performance of the Hajj rituals in the Islamic Holy sites. He also recalled the profound meanings of this occasion, which calls for mediation on the power of Allah and the benefits which He bestowed on Mankind.
After the Aid prayer, the monarch was greeted by the heads of the Islamic diplomatic missions accredited in Morocco.
The sovereign then performed the ritual of sacrifice, following the tradition of the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him. The Imam of the mosque then performed the immolation of the second sheep.
Following the ritual, the Sovereign returned to the Royal Palace while guns were firing in expression of joy on the advent of this religious occasion.
At the Royal palace, HM the King, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, received the best wishes of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail.
The Sovereign also received the wishes of the head of government, the speakers of the two parliamentary chambers, the Sovereign’s advisors, the High Commissioners, presidents of constitutional bodies, the president of the Royal advisory council for Saharan affairs, heads of royal offices, brothers in law, high officers of the Chief of staff of the Royal Armed forces, and other senior military and civil officers.