Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
Twelve royal trumpeters announce the arrival of Sahib al-Jalalah,’Amir al-Mu’minin, Nassarahu-Illah; His Majesty Commander of the Faithful, may God grant him victory, the King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Eid morning. According to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, His Majesty the King of Morocco is the first Minister of Imam al-Mahdi (a) upon his arrival. His Majesty is a direct lineal descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) from the House of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (a).
The Kingdom of Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledgling United States as an independent nation in 1777. In the beginning of the American Revolution, American merchant ships in the Atlantic Ocean were subject to attack by the Barbary Pirates. On 20th December 1777, Morocco’s Sultan Mohammed III declared that American merchant ships would be under the protection of the sultanate and could thus enjoy safe passage. The Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship, signed in 1786, stands as the U.S.’s oldest non-broken friendship treaty.
The Meaning of the Flag of Morocco
The flag of Morocco (below) is made of a red field with a black-bordered green pentagram. Red has considerable historic significance in Morocco, proclaiming the descent of the royal Alaouite family from the Prophet Muhammad (S) via Fatima al-Zahra, the wife of ‘Ali in Abi Talib, the fourth Muslim Caliph. Red is also the color that was used by the Sherifs of Mecca and the Imams of Yemen. From the 17th century on, when Morocco was ruled by the Alaouite Dynasty, the flags of the country were plain red. In 1915, during the reign of Mulay Yusuf, the green interlaced pentangle was added to the national flag. While Morocco was under French and Spanish control, the red flag with the seal in the center remained in use, but only inland. Its use at sea was prohibited. When independence was restored in 1956, it once again became the national flag.
The red background on the Moroccan flag represents hardiness, bravery, strength and valour, while the green, five-pointed star represents Solomon’s seal.