Relics of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) were displayed at the headquarters of the zaouiya Qadiriya Bouchichiya in Madagh, Berkane province, for the first time in the Kingdom’s history.
This exhibition is part of the activities marking the 14th World Sufism Meeting (WSM), which is being organized from 6 to 10 November under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI by Tariqa Qadiriya Boutchichiya and Al Moultaqa Foundation in partnership with the Euro-Mediterranean Centre (CEMEIA).
The visitors, as well as the participants, in this 14th edition, had the honour and privilege to see about ten objects and personal belongings of the Prophet in this exhibition which opened Friday evening in Madagh, in the presence of several public figures from Morocco and other countries.
In a statement to MAP, the Director of the World Meetings of Sufism, Mounir Kadiri Boudchich, highlighted the spiritual dimension of this exhibition, which was organized for the first time in Morocco and which shows some aspects of the life of the Prophet, which holds a special place in the conscience and life of Muslims in general and Moroccans in particular.
A sandal, a footprint of the prophet’s foot, pieces of turban, the Kiswa of the Kaaba and a tunic, dust from the prophet’s tomb, hair, and writings are all relics of the prophet that were brought by an Ottoman family from Turkey but settled in India that has preserved this heritage for centuries and passed it on from generation to generation.
As soon as it opened to the general public, hundreds of people, men and women, journalists, visitors and participants gathered in front of the exhibition hall to contemplate these carefully preserved prophetic relics and take photos to capture this historic moment.
The World Meetings of Sufism, which was organized this year under the theme”Sufism and Development, the Spiritual Dimension and the Edification of Man” is an annual gathering which aims to focus on the evolution of the relationship between Sufism and its context and to study to what extent Sufi education, as the spiritual tradition of Islam, can contribute to finding solutions to issues of particular importance in the current global context.