Rabat - When you meet her for the first time, you are immediately enchanted by her proverbial simplicity, tremendous politeness, predisposition to listen attentively and willingness to talk and give her feedback away from any etiquette often associated with blue-blooded people. She is a faithful reflection of her parents the late Lalla Fatima Zohra and the late Moulay Ali, who were very devout Muslims, genuine patriots and very simple beings bent on giving and caring for the other in total selflessness and altruism. In this very traditional setting, Lalla Joumala was brought up to love, beyond belief, her country and its culture, to be respectful of traditions and beliefs and willing to serve her country at all times and in any circumstances.

Lalla Joumala Alaoui
Dr Mohamed Chtatou is a professor at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat.