As part of the celebration of Rabat as Culture Capital in the Islamic World for 2022, the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) is taking part in the second edition of the Dmana International Forum for Dhikr and Samaa, held under the slogan “The Spiritual Aesthetic Dimension and its Role in Serving the Unity of the Homeland and the Nation.” The event is organized by the Assafa Limadh Almustapha Association in Ouazzane, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, the Province of Ouazzane, and the Agency for the Promotion and Development of the North.
Mr. Najib Riati, Cultural Advisor to ICESCO Director-General, represented the Organization during the three-day Forum, which kicked off on Thursday, September 29, 2022. In his address at the opening session, which took place at the Independence Square, he emphasized the importance of this spiritual and artistic Forum, and its role not only in promoting the civilizational and cultural wealth of the city but also in enriching cultural diversity, which represents one of the strategic objectives of the celebration of culture capitals in the Islamic world.
“Guided by its concern to document cultural heritage, ICESCO inscribed the technique and skill of the Ouazzani Djellaba on the Islamic World Heritage List,” added the ICESCO official.
Mr. Riati concluded his address with a poem entitled “The Crown of Praises” composed by Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ICESCO Director-General, in praise of the city of Ouazzane and its ancient cultural and civilizational history.