When the Alaouite Dynasty
returned in 1956 once Morocco regained its independence from France, it provided a stable monarchy that has wisely guided the country since then.
Far away in the Maghreb, the Alaouite dynasty
established a centralised state by the 17th century, long before the advent of French rule.
This is based upon the position of the monarch as a strong and rightly guided commander of their faithful Muslim subjects with ancestry from the Prophet Muhammad through the Alaouite Dynasty
, in the case of Morocco, or from the prestige of holding direct descent from the bloodline and tribal lineage of al-Sharif -- descendants of the venerated Quraysh tribe, which the prophet was a member of -- in the case of Jordan.
This exhibition gives an overview of the civilizational, aesthetic and artistic aspects of these religious buildings, dating from the Idrisids dynasty to the Alaouite dynasty
, a fact which has endowed Morocco with a large number of religious monuments, notably the Hassan II Mosque.