The funeral of the poet Ali Skalli Hussaini, author of the words of the national anthem, who died Monday at the age of 86, took place Tuesday in Rabat, in the presence of Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan.
After the prayers of Al-Asr and the dead in the Achuhada Mosque, the funeral procession went to the cemetery where the deceased was buried, in the presence of family members, the head of government Saad Dine El Otmani, voice of the Royal Palace, Abdelhak Lamrini and other personalities, including the world of culture and literature.
The audience recited the verses of the Qur'an and prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased, begging the Almighty to welcome him into his vast paradise and to grant him full retribution for the praiseworthy efforts he made. in the service of your country.
The audience also prayed to God to preserve His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Mouminine, and grant him health and long life and fill the Sovereign in the person of Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid and all members of the illustrious real family.
Also prayers were made for the repose of the soul of the late S.M. Mohammed V and the late S.M. Hassan II.
In this painful circumstance, King HM Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences to the family of the deceased, in which the Sovereign claims to have learned with deep sadness the sad news of the disappearance of "one of the pioneers of Moroccan literature." contemporary, the man who wrote the words of the national anthem of Morocco and enriched the national library with his poems and his illustrious novels, some of which were enshrined in grand prizes in Morocco and the Arab world. "
"As we remember, with consideration, the human qualities of the deceased, his sincere patriotism and his unwavering attachment to the glorious Alawite throne, We implore the Most High to welcome him into his vast paradise, to reward him greatly for the services he has rendered. give your loved ones patience and comfort, "stresses the Sovereign in the message.
Born in Fez in 1932, the deceased, who is also the author of many works, won the Grand Prix of Morocco in 1982 and received, in 1992, the international award of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in children's literature.
The deceased had a degree in literature at Al Quaraouiyine University before beginning a teaching career.
The late Skalli El Houssaini also held various positions, including cultural adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, professor at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and inspector general of the Ministry of Education.