Rabat - Professors of the School of Architecture at ENSA Paris-Malaquais are mourning the loss of their former student, Morocco’s Amine IbnolMobarak who was killed in the terrorist attacks that rocked Paris last Friday.
Rabat – Professors of the School of Architecture at ENSA Paris-Malaquais are mourning the loss of their former student, Morocco’s Amine IbnolMobarak who was killed in the terrorist attacks that rocked Paris last Friday.
Ibnolmobarak “was the quintessential young Muslim intellectual” who was “concerned with spreading the peaceful values of his religion,” wrote his former professor Jean Attali on Facebook.
“…Amine Ibnolmobarak blew us away with the amazing graduate study he conducted on the pilgrimage to Mecca: a testimony of his faith, his sense in working on great popular gatherings, and a testimony of his intelligence and accomplishment,” he added.
The late Ibnolmobarak was an architect and teacher at the ENSA Paris-Malaquais architecture school, from which he graduated in 2012 after an architectural study on the pilgrimage to Mecca.
“Amine was one of us, initially as a student in our school and then as a professor who exercised architecture as a profession,” Attali added.
“Many of us held a good esteem of him, seeing a bright future for him. “Our thoughts are with his wife Maya, his family and close friends,” Attali concluded.
Marc Armengaud who was Amine’s professor was quoted by Liberation as saying: “Amine had, and that’s rare, genuine faith in architecture.”
“After going to the French high school in Casablanca, he was sent by his parents to study medicine in Bordeaux. But he went to register at the School of Architecture in Paris. He was engaged, intelligent and creative,” Armengaud explained.
A statement by the Parisian Observatory of Tactical Urbanism posted on Facebook said that that Ibnolmobarak died “at the terrace of the carillon where we had frequently the pleasure to find him.”
Ibnolmobarak was with his wife, Maya, at the terrace of the Carillon bar when gunmen opened fire. She was shot three times and remains in a critical condition in hospital.
“We’re thinking of him, his friends, his family, and especially his young woman, who was with him last night and is currently hospitalized,” the Parisian Observatory of Tactical Urbanism added.