Rabat – King Mohammed VI, accompanied by his son, Prince Moulay El Hassan, inaugurated a mosque in Tangier and named it “Princess Lalla Abla,” before performing the first prayer in the new mosque on Monday, July 30.
The mosque’s name honors the King’s grandmother, Lalla Abla bint Tahar, who was the second wife of King Mohammed V and the mother of King Hassan II.
The mosque, built for approximately MAD 26 million, is a part of the integrated redevelopment program of the Tangier-city port area. “Princess Lalla Abla” is located at the end of Avenue Mohammed VI in front of the new fishing port of Tangier that was inaugurated on June 7 by the King.
Tangier’s new mosque was built according to Moroccan architectural standards. It has an indoor reception capacity of more than 1,900 people on a plot of 5,712 square meters.
“Princess Lalla Abla” has all the necessary amenities for worshipers including two prayer rooms (men and women), housing for the imam and muezzin, shops and an esplanade of 2,720 square meters.