His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, May God assist Him, and the Gabonese President, M. Ali Bongo Ondimba, performed, on 7 March 2014, the Friday prayer at the Hassan II mosque of Libreville, which was renovated by the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, in accordance with the High Royal Directives, costing a total of 8 millions dirhams.
The sermon focused on the verse in which God says « And this is my path, leading straight, so follow it », and the hadith of the Prophet Sidna Mohammed, Peace and Blessing upon Him, « I left on the great path in which the night and the day are alike, and only deviates the damned reprobate. »
In this regard, the Imam said: « And here is the Heir of the Prophet’s lights, may the prayer and salvation be upon Him, the Commander of the Faithful, a descendant of the Commanders of the Faithful, Mohammed VI, may God assist Him and grant Him victory. May God spread His name and memory among the people, here He comes among us, to remind us of these beneficial principles, disseminate and ensure the triumph of the path of His chosen ancestor, may the prayer and salvation be upon Him. »
He added : « His visit brought us joy, such joy is seen on people’s faces who came out to greet Him and to welcome Him, while mouths do not dry up from imploring God to grant Him His gifts, to reward Him for his dedication and generosity. We praise God and thank Him for His Greatness and Generosity », added the Imam.
The Imam also stated that one of the benefits that deserves continuous appreciation, lies in the unity among Muslims and the communion of their hearts.
“We are witnessing a blessed day from God, because Muslims have become unified, the voices and hearts have welcomed the arrival of the Commander of the Faithful Mohammed VI, whose visit, thanks to God, is a matter of happiness for our nation, a matter of uniting our voices and communion of our hearts. The individuals and the community have become acquainted with His grace and reaffirmed the evidence of His descent from His ancestor, the chosen Prophet”, said the Imam.
He then stated, “the Commander of the Faithful came to visit us, thus recalling the promises and the covenants, renewing faith, encouraging action, building, and development, which contribute to people’s capacity building.
“He is, may God assist Him, among us to perform the Friday prayer in this Mosque - built by piety and under the guidance of God -, by His August father, the King Hassan II, may God bless Him”, said the Imam.
At the end of his sermon, the Imam of the Mosque yearned to God to preserve His Majesty the King, to raise His rank, and to grant Him grace. « God, grant Him a victory that reinforces the religion, which brings together Muslims », pursued the Imam.
After the Friday prayer, His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, may God assist Him, donated 10,000 copies of the Holy Koran, to the Gabonese in charge of the management of the religious affairs.
These copies, published by the ‘Mohammed VI Foundation for Holy Koran Publishing’, will be handed out to different mosques in the Republic of Gabon.
This is the first batch of the Holy Koran copies offered as part of the implementation of the High Royal Directives, to meet the needs, by this Foundation, of the mosques of the countries in the region, in copies of the Holy Koran, based on the Warsh version from Nafie, followed by the Kingdom and these countries.