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Rabat. Salé – Holy Cities Of The Two Banks

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At the heart of the capital of the Moroccan Kingdom, the Bou Regreg, a river rich in history, divides the agglomeration of Rabat and Salé, winding through the expanse of a magnificent valley of close to four thousand hectares. The sections that follow sketches this history from a fresh viewpoint: that of a river and of the holy cities on the two banks, devoted to the expansion of Islam, to the glorification of faith, and maritime jihad. It naturally gives particular attention, over the period in question, to monuments, remains, and to the material traces of this sacred imprint, to be seen in the architectural and urban characteristics of the agglomerations at the mouth of the Bou Regreg. In this regard, pays homage to those, like 'Abd al-Mu'min, Ya'qub al-Mansur, Sidi al-Yaburi, Sidi ben Asher, al-Ayyashi, and many others, have contributed to sanctifying the urban entities on the two banks.

Keywords: Abd al-Mu'min; al-Ayyashi; Banks; maritime jihad; Rabat and Salé; two banks



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