Alaouite

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Alaouite

(ˈæləˌwiːt) or

Alawite

n
(Islam) a member of a Shiite sect of Syrian Muslims
adj
(Islam) of or relating to this sect
[via French from Arabic, from `alaoui upper, celestial, from `ala (vb) to excel, surpass]
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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.