King Abdullah inaugurates a mosque and a school in Morocco

August 5, 2009

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz inaugurated the King Abdulaziz Al Saud Mosque and the Fahda bint Al-Asi Al-Shuraim Secondary School for Qualification in Boskora, Morocco yesterday.

Upon his arrival at the mosque, King Abdullah was received by Moroccan Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs Ahmad Tawfiq, Al-Nawasser Governor Mohammed Al-Hafi, Saudi Ambassador to Morocco Dr. Mohammed Al-Bisher, and Dr. Mohammed Al-Zayyani, the mosque’s imam. The King was accompanied by President of General Intelligence Prince Miqren bin Abdulaziz, Education Minister Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Saud, and other officials.

The King unveiled a commemorative plaque and received a briefing and a tour of the facility. The mosque was built in 1404 H at the expense of then Crown Prince Abdullah. Recently, the Saudi monarch funded an expansion of the mosque, resulting in a 9,376 square meter building with an 11,000-person capacity. A dispensary and other facilities were added during the renovations.

King Abdullah and his entourage then departed for the Fahda bint Al-Asi Al-Shuraim Secondary School for Qualification, where he was received by Moroccan Deputy Minister of National Education Ahmed Mu’men and a number of other officials. King Abdullah unveiled a commemorative plaque marking the inauguration of the school, which is comprised of eighteen classrooms for general training, nine classrooms for science, three classrooms for preparation, a library, and special areas for sports.