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private tour: ziara seven saints of Marrakech in 7 days

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Sidi Youssef Ben AliAlso called: Abu Yaakoub Youssef ben Ali.Origin: Yemeni, from Marrakech.Education: He was the brilliant pupil of Sheikh Abu Asfour.Special sign: Reached leprosy, he kept until his death an immense faith in God .Mort in: 1196 (593 AH) .Interest to: Bab Ghmat.Cadi Ayyad Ben MoussadAlso called: Abu Al Fadl Ayyad Ben Amer Ben Moussa Ben Ayyad Ben Mohamed Ben Abdellah Ben Moussa Ben Ayyad Al Yahsob OR "Cadi of Granada "Origin: Yemeni, native of Sebta.Education: High School of Abu Abdellah ben Issa ...: his love of the Prophet expressed in his book" Al-Chifaa "and its orthodox rigor lends the title of saint.Mort in: 1149 ( 544 AH) Buried: near Bab Aïlen.

Sidi Bel AbbesAlso called: Abu el Abbas Ahmed ben Jaafar el Khazraji.Origin: Originally from Sebta.Education: Disciple of Cadi Ayyad, Sidi Bel Abbas also befriended Averroes, with whom he shared his ideas. : He lived for 40 years in a cave on a hill in Gueliz, without ever entering the city. He spent his life caring for and defending the weak and the blind. His Zaouïa is part of the pilgrimage of the Regraga.Mort in: 1205 (601 AH) Buried at: Sidi Marouk cemetery, near Bab Taghzout.Sidi Ben SlimaneAlso called: Sidi Mohammed Ben Slimane Ben Said al Jazouli.Origin: Originally of Souss.Education: He was enrolled in the Madrasah Essaffarine of Fez where he excelled in hadiths.Signes Particuliers: He is the founder of the Moroccan Sufism in view of a mobilization against the Iberian invasion. He is the author of the famous prayer book "Dala'il al-Khayrat" (The Paths of Benefits). He died praying.Mort in: 1465 (870 AH) Buried at: The zaouïa Jazoulia, north of the medina, near Dar-el-Glaoui.Sidi Abdelaziz TebbaâAlso called: Abu Fares Abdelaziz .Origine: Silk merchant from Fez.Education: Principal disciple of Sidi Ben Slimane.Special Sign: He propagated Sufi ethics in the guilds of artisans.Mort in: 1508 (914 AH) .Enterre: no far from Ben Youssef Mosque.Sidi Abdellah El GhazouaniAlso called: Moul El KsourOrigine: Originally from the Gazouane tribe.Education: After continuing his studies in Fez then in Granada, he moved to Marrakech to complete his training with Sidi Abdelaziz Tabaa. Signs Particular. It will be released a few years later.Mort in: 1528 (934 AH) Buried: not far from the Mosque Mouassine.Imam Souheili Also has ..... al Hassan Asbagh ben Houssine ben Saadoun ben Redouane ben Fattouh Souhaili.Origine: Originally .... Souhail, near Malaga. : one on the proper names of the prophets quoted in the Koran, the other on the biography of Sidna Mohammed.Mort in: 1186 (582 AH) Buried: near Bab
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9h00
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
24h
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Who are the seven saints of Regraga?
  • These seven men were Christians who, during a trip to Mecca, met the Prophet Muhammad (saws), who taught them Islam. Converted to this new religion, they returned to the Maghreb to spread his message. They settled then in the area of Essaouira, where they began their mission. These seven saints are: Sidi Ouasmine, Sidi Said Essabek, Sidi Aissa Boukhabiya, Sidi Yaala, Sidi Saleh, Sidi Boubker Achemasse and Sidi Aissa Mouloutad. The pilgrimage of the Regraga perpetuates the daour, the visit of the tombs of these seven founding saints of the brotherhood of Chiadma, located in the hinterland of Essaouira.
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  • HISTORY & MONUMENTS About 300 years ago, the Sultan Moulay Ismaïl of Marrakech, found an idea to face the growing influence of the seven saints Regraga around Essaouira. Seven saints were chosen, having for one thing in common all of them buried in the ocher city. In 2005, Bab Doukkala, seven towers were built in honor of these seven men, who represent both the history and culture of the city of Marrakech. Zoom on this tradition and its cultural practices.
  • Who are the seven saints of Regraga?
  • These seven men were Christians who, during a trip to Mecca, met the Prophet Muhammad (saws), who taught them Islam. Converted to this new religion, they returned to the Maghreb to spread his message. They settled then in the area of Essaouira, where they began their mission. These seven saints are: Sidi Ouasmine, Sidi Said Essabek, Sidi Aissa Boukhabiya, Sidi Yaala, Sidi Saleh, Sidi Boubker Achemasse and Sidi Aissa Mouloutad. The pilgrimage of the Regraga perpetuates the daour, the visit of the tombs of these seven founding saints of the brotherhood of Chiadma, located in the hinterland of Essaouira.
  • Who are the seven saints of Marrakech?
  • All these saints were great scholars in Islamic theology or great Sufi mystics. One of them, however, stands out in the imagination of people: Sidi Bel Abbes Sebti, considered the true patron saint of the city. This man is the most invoked and venerated (the donut traders dedicate him the first fruit of their work and the peasants, their first sheaf of wheat). Here is a brief presentation of each of the walis of the city:
  • Sidi Youssef Ben Ali
  • Also called: Abu Yaakub Youssef ben Ali.
  • Origin: Yemeni, from Marrakech.
  • Education: He was the brilliant student of Sheikh Abu Asfour.
  • Particular sign: Reached leprosy, he kept an immense faith in God until his death.
  • Died in: 1196 (593 AH)
  • Burried at: Bab Ghmat.
  • Cadi Ayyad Ben Moussad
  • Also called: Abu Al Fadl Ayyad Ben Amer Ben Moussa Ben Ayyad Ben Ben Ben Ben Ben Ben Moussa Ben Ayyad Al Yahsob OR "Cadi of Granada"
  • Origin: Yemenite, originally from Sebta.
  • Education: High school student of Abu Abdellah ben Issa, Imam Abu Abdellah bin Hamdine, Abu Al Hassan bin Siradj and Imam Abu Al Walid Ibn Rush.
  • Particular Sign: He is the most famous of the learned of the Malékisme in the Muslim West: his love of the Prophet expressed in his work "Al-Chifaa" and his orthodox rigor him
  • worth its title of saint.
  • Died in: 1149 (544 AH)
  • Buried: near Bab Aïlen.
  • Sidi bel abbes
  • Also called: Abu el Abbas Ahmed bin Jaafar el Khazraji.
  • Origin: Originally from Sebta.
  • Education: Disciple of Cadi Ayyad, Sidi Bel Abbas also befriended Averroes, with whom he shared his ideas.
  • Particular Signs: He lived for 40 years in a cave on a hill in Gueliz, without ever entering the city. He spent his life caring for and defending the weak and the blind. His Zawiya is part of the pilgrimage of Regraga.
  • Died in: 1205 (601 AH)
  • Buried at: Sidi Marouk cemetery, near Bab Taghzout.
  • Sidi Ben Slimane
  • Also called: Sidi Mohammed Ben Slimane Ben Said Al Jazouli.
  • Origin: Originally from Souss.
  • Education: He was enrolled in the Madrasah Essaffarine of Fez where he excelled in the hadiths.
  • Particular Signs: He is the founder of the Moroccan Sufism in view of a mobilization against the Iberian invasion. He is the author of the famous prayer book "Dala'il al-Khayrat" (The Paths of Benefits). He died while doing the prayer.
  • Died in: 1465 (870 AH)
  • Buried at: The zaouïa Jazoulia, north of the medina, near Dar-el-Glaoui.
  • Sidi Abdelaziz Tebba
  • Also called: Abu Fares Abdelaziz.
  • Origin: Silk merchant from Fez.
  • Education: Principal disciple of Sidi Ben Slimane.
  • Particular Sign: He propagated Sufi ethics in the guilds of craftsmen.
  • Died in: 1508 (914 AH)
  • Buried: not far from the Ben Youssef Mosque.
  • Sidi Abdellah El Ghazouani
  • Also known as: Moul El Ksour
  • Origin: Native of the Gazouane tribe.
  • Education: After continuing his studies in Fez then in Granada, he moved to Marrakech to complete his training with Sidi Abdelaziz Tabaa.
  • Particular Signs: The Sultan Sidi Mohamed Cheikh imprisoned him in Marrakech, jealous of his good reputation among the people. He will be released a few years later.
  • Died in: 1528 (934 AH)
  • Buried: not far from the Mouassine Mosque.
  • Imam Souheili
  • Also known as: Abu el Kassim, Abu Zaid Abderrahmane ibn al Khatib Abu
  • Amer ben Abi al Hassan Asbagh ben Houssine Ben Saadoun ben Redouane ben Fattouh Souhaili.
  • Origin: Originally from Souhail, near Malaga.
  • Education: Was brought back from Spain by Yacoub El Mansour.
  • Particular Signs: He is known for his Sufi poetry and open-mindedness at a time of strong religious censorship. The Students with no memory often recollect their grave. He wrote two masterpieces: one on the proper names of the prophets quoted in the Koran, the other on the biography of Sidna Mohammed.Mort in: 1186 (582 AH) Buried: near Bab Robb.How does the pilgrimage take place? The pilgrimage follows a circular path that refers to the convolution around the Kaaba during the pilgrimage to Mecca. The devotional circuit takes an unchanging route through the medina, from south-east to south-west, passing through the north. It begins on Tuesday and ends on the following Monday, each day being reserved for a wali (or saint). The "ziara" is done in the following order: Sidi Youssef Ben Ali -> MardiCadi Ayyad -> WednesdaySidi Bel Abbes -> ThursdaySidi Ben Slimane -> FridaySidi Abdelaziz Tebbaâ -> SaturdaySidi Abdellah El Ghazouani -> Sunday
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