Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), took part in a scientific symposium held in tribute to Sheikh Muhammad al-Makki al-Nasiri, by the Supreme Scientific Council in the Kingdom of Morocco, in appreciation of his efforts to enrich science and thought. The event was aimed at promoting Sheikh al-Nasiri as one of Rabat’s distinguished figures and casting light on his valuable influence on many generations.
The symposium, which took place on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Council’s headquarters in Rabat, brought together Dr. Ahmed Toufiq, Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs in the Kingdom of Morocco, Dr. Mohammed Youssef, Secretary-General of the Supreme Scientific Council in the Kingdom of Morocco, and Dr. Ahmed Abbadi, Secretary-General of the Mohammadia League of Scholars, Mr. Mohammed Asban, President of Rabat’s Local Council of Ulemas, and a host of officials and prominent intellectual, cultural and religious figures in the Kingdom of Morocco.
In his address during the symposium, Dr. Abdelilah Benarafa, ICESCO Deputy DG, emphasized the importance of celebrating Sheikh Muhammad al-Makki al-Nasiri, one of the Moroccan capital’s prominent luminaries, particularly as this event coincides with the celebration of Rabat as Culture Capital in the Islamic world. The ICESCO official also reviewed Sheikh al-Nasiri’s virtues, his intellectual contributions, and the major positions he occupied.
Dr. Benarafa called for the organization of other similar initiatives to introduce younger generations to the leading figures in the Islamic Ummah.