Ivory Coast: Laylat al-Qadr celebrated at the Mohammed VI Mosque in Abidjan


A religious vigil in commemoration of blessed Laylat al-Qadr was organized on Friday at the Mohammed VI mosque in Abidjan, in an atmosphere marked by contemplation and tranquility, with the participation of ulemas, leaders of Sufi brotherhoods and mourchidines Ivorian and Moroccan.

This religious vigil was marked by the organization of two talks led respectively by the president of the High Council of Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, Ousmane Diakité, and the president of the section of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema in Ivory Coast, Cheikh Moustapha Sonta.

In his speech, Mr. Diakité highlighted the particular interest given by the illustrious Sovereigns of the Kingdom of Morocco to the religious field and the protection of faith and worship, stressing that the Mohammed VI Mosque of Abidjan reflects the will of King Mohammed VI, Amir Al-Mouminine, to provide the Muslim faithful with places where they can practice their worship in the best conditions.

He expressed the hope that this Mosque, with all its infrastructure, would be a high place of education, guidance, socialization and solidarity.

For his part, Mr. Sonta focused his intervention on the importance of Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) which represents one of the most sacred and spiritually significant moments in Islam, recalling that it is the Night when the Koran was revealed, hence its very special place in the Muslim religion.

The two speakers wished to reiterate, on this occasion, their warm thanks and their deep gratitude to the King who was kind enough to provide the city of Abidjan with a large mosque where members of the Muslim community can perform their prayers.

During this vigil, the audience raised prayers imploring the Almighty to preserve King Mohammed VI, Amir Al-Mouminine, and to fulfill the Sovereign in the persons of Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid, and of all the members of the illustrious royal family.

In accordance with the high instructions of King Mohammed VI, Amir Al-Mouminine, the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema proceeded, in collaboration with the competent Ivorian authorities, in particular the High Council of Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs and the Ivorian Section of the Foundation, at the official inauguration of the Mohammed VI Mosque in Abidjan and this, on the occasion of Friday Prayer.

The Mosque covers an area of ​​25,000 m2 and includes a prayer room with a capacity of 7,000 worshipers, as well as a conference room, a library, a commercial complex, green spaces, an administrative pavilion, accommodation for the imam and parking.

The construction work on the Mohammed VI Mosque in Abidjan, which was launched on March 3, 2017 by King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Mouminine, accompanied by Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, was carried out by Moroccan craftsmen and scrupulously obeyed the traditional and authentic Moroccan architectural standards in all their splendor.

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