3rd international gathering of followers of Tariqa Tijania opens in Fez

Fez – The 3rd international gathering of the followers of Tariqa Tijania opened, on Wednesday in Fez, to discuss the future of this Sufi brotherhood and means to spread tolerant Islam.The official opening was marked by a message by King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, to disciples and followers of this Tariqa, as well as religious figures from 50 countries, mainly African and Arab-Islamic states, present in Fez which hosts the mausoleum of the founding father of the Tariqa Sheikh Sidi Ahmed Tijani.This forum follows those held in 2007 and 2009 on the occasion of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Sheikh Sidi Ahmed Tijani. The meeting is attended by nearly 1000 representatives of Tijania from 47 countries who will be brought together during 3 days in the Fez Zawiya Tijania to read Quran, pray and take part in conferences on the spiritual aspect and the current situation of the brotherhood. read more