Marrakech - King Mohammed VI inaugurated, on Friday in Marrakech, the "Mohammed VI" administrative and cultural complex of the ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.
Marrakech – King Mohammed VI inaugurated, on Friday in Marrakech, the “Mohammed VI” administrative and cultural complex of the ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.
The new complex, which the sovereign named after himself, was constructed pursuant to the royal instructions related to building integrated complexes in all the Moroccan prefectures and provinces in order to spread the religious and cultural heritage and help Ulema (religious leaders) to fulfill their mission of guidance and the promotion of religious and national immutable values.
The new complex, the largest in Morocco, is in line with King Mohammed VI’s efforts to enable the endowments to recover their pivotal role they used to play in serving scientific libraries, spreading the Islamic culture and safeguarding the Muslim heritage.
The facility, whose architecture and urban design reflect the city’s civilizational wealth, historical greatness and strong spiritual dimension, includes an administrative pavilion housing the head offices of the regional delegation for Islamic affairs, the Ulema local council and the endowments Nedharat (people tasked with sighting the lunar crescent).
It also includes a cultural department comprising a reference and cultural activities library (a multidisciplinary library, a computer room, an information room for visually-impaired and hard of hearing people, an audiovisual room, and a children’s area).
Additionally, it includes a conference hall comprising an 826-place lecture theater and two seminar rooms sitting 283 people each, as well as an art gallery hosting currently an exhibition of some 80 paintings by Moroccan calligraphers on the theme of Islam teachings and the environment.
Built over a surface area of 48,000 square meters for an amount of 238 million dirhams, this administrative and cultural complex is the ideal place to organize religious and cultural events and will help with the community-based management of religious affairs.
The facility is part of the multi-dimensional, global and integrated strategy led by the ministry of endowments and Islamic affairs and touching on carrying out similar complexes in the different Moroccan cities.