The funeral of the poet Ali Skalli Hussaini, author of the words of the national anthem, who died on Monday at the age of 86, took place on Tuesday in Rabat in the presence of the Crown Prince S.A.R. Moulay El Hassana.
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, Saad Dine El Otmani, head of the government, royal historian and spokesman of the Royal Palace, Abdelhak Lamrini and other personalities, including the world culture and literature.
The audience rejected the Quranic verses and prayed for the rest of the deceased's soul, begging the Almighty to greet him in his vast paradise and give him full punishment for the praiseworthy efforts he made. in the service of your country.
The audience also prayed to God that he would keep His Highness King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Mouminine, and to give him health and long life and to fill the Ruler in the person of Father HRH Moulay & # 39; and El Hassana, of Princess Moulay Rachid and everyone members of the great royal family.
Prayers were also raised to the resting of the soul of the late S.M. Mohammed V and late S.M. Hassan II.
In this painful situation, HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolence to the family of the dead, in which the Lord claims that he learned with deep sadness the sad news of the disappearance of "one of the pioneers of Moroccan literature." a contemporary man who wrote the words of the national anthem of Morocco and enriched the national library with his poems and outstanding novels, some of which were consecrated by great prizes in Morocco and the Arab world. "
"Remembering, taking into account the human characteristics of the deceased, his sincere patriotism and his steadfast attachment to the glorious Alawit throne, we ask Great to welcome him in His vast paradise, to reward him greatly for the services that he has done for his country and to give beloved patience and consolation "- emphasizes the Ruler in his message.
Born in Fes in 1932, the Dead, who is also the author of many works, won the Moroccan Grand Prix in 1982 and received in 1992 the International King Faisal Award from Saudi Arabia in the field of children's literature.
The deceased had a degree in literature at Al Quaraouiyine University before starting his pedagogical career.
The late Skalli El Houssaini also held many positions, including a cultural advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a professor at the Faculty of Science and Arts and an inspector general at the Ministry of Education.