Casablanca Tours and Travel Guide Morocco
Casablanca is the largest port of the Maghreb basin. The city was built by the French, and it is even bigger than Marseille. The visit on Casablanca includes Habous district, central market, Anfa residential area, Hassan II mosque, Royal palace and Mohammed V Square.
Hassan II mosque:
The Hassan II mosque is the only almighty worship centre with incarnation message the brethren. The passion and gratitude of the mosque gives mankind the desire to have their call heard.
Traditionally, Hassan II is part of the religious monuments. The mosque is designed by architectural art to recall the history and renew its heights of fame. The first monument mosque was built around 688 and 692 in the era of Omeyyade, ordered by Absal-malik, for its construction on the Dome of the rock along one of the most common Islamic monuments in Masjid al Agsa.
The mosque creates an impact of the true Islam architectural achievement and between 705 and 710, the Madina grand mosque was reconstructed while the grand mosque in Damascus was founded between 706 and 715, being attributed to Al-walid his son. The transverse naves of the Damascus grand mosque are separated by parallel lines to the Gibia wall of two-level arches and pass in their centre by a central nave is the Muslim west mosque prototype. Medinian pattern is characterized by the layout, which will even affect the Qurawsyyine mosque of Fez because of its wide spreading action.
The oldest mosque in Maghreb is the Kairovan grand mosque in the Muslim west. The mosque was demolished and then reconstructed towards the end of VIIth Century.
The Kairovan mosque was founded by Ogba Ben Nafi and it was later enlarged by the Second half of the VIIIth Century by Caliph Hicham before moving through the last IXth Century. It was then refurbished by Ziyadat Allah.
Perpendicular to the Gibla wall, there are Naves that lay out called Basilical which are already adopted by Al Agsa mosque and will be perpetuated in the mosques of Spain, Maghreb and Friqiya.
The Grand mosque of Cordoba is the second monument mosque in Muslim west. The Spain’s dream mosque founded by Abdal Rahman I in 785-786, however, it was reconstructed by the Abdal-Rahman II in 833 by Hakam by 961 and the mosque was finally refurbished by Al-mansour in 987.
The building’s founder was determined to reproduce Andalusia. The Omeyyad Caliphate Slender wanted to reconstruct the building near Damascus grand mosque pattern. The monument mosques of all Arab-Andalusian is a prototype of more than the Kairovan mosque especially those in Toledo and Savagossa.
Nevertheless, this provides art designs of all centuries found in Morocco. This was in 859 in the 9th Century when two mosques were constructed, which include Andalous and Qarawiyyine mosque.
Qarawiyyine grand monument mosque was affected by several extensions especially during 956 and 1335 during the reign of Almoravids. While its transverse lay out with Almoravid shrines layouts in Maghreb especially the grand mosque of Algiers (1096) and Themcen (1136).
The birth of Moroccan art started with the construction of the Fassi shrines influenced by Eastern and Andalusian people.
The Moroccan crafts men got inspired with Andalusia and the Eastern, which managed to drive away from the local people traditions.
The external factors contributed much to the development of Morocco architecture and art.
The ancient heritage even under the reign of Mernid dynasty, will never fail because of the traditional culture faithfulness.
The greatest builders of the shrines in West Muslim were Abdel-Moumen and his sons Yacoub Almansaour in the Almohad sovereigns. With sovereignty and austerity, their works were none the less stamped, which could match their system ideas. Likewise, the mosques in Marakesh Rabat Hassan mosque, mosques of Tinmel Gerald and of Seville and Taza mosque built by Yacoub as far back as 1171, shows the real architectural design and greatness expressed in various forms.
This has created a steady volume of sense and a great line mastery they testify being characterised by big decorum that benefits the austerity made of Almohad dynasty. Hence the source of inspiration for the achieved work done is got from the ornamental buildings raised.
Many monument works were experienced after the fall of Almohad Dynasty, like mosques in Fez, Merinid, Madrassas Sale and Ougda as well as Marrakesh’s Saadion
Mawsoleums and Meknes alaoulte mosques and palaces in Fez.
Audacious projects profusion that enabled recovery was witnessed in the reign of King Hassan II, which became a classical consecrate work and not for getting the work of the Great builders of Omeyyads such as Abd Almohad L in Andalusia and Al Walid in the East as well as Almohad Yacoub, Al-monsour and Ottoman Ahmed I founder of the blue mosque.
The Hassan II mosque accommodates large groups of people, which calls for external influences since it reflects a new kind of proclivity in harmony considered to be nostalgia and at the same time giving the true shelter for the believers while remaining faithful to the traditional inspirations.
The mosque reflects the personality of his majesty the King, who teaches Islam and attached to personal spirits of civilisation. Thus Hassan II mosque is the best when it comes to traditional mosques in Morocco.
In the 20th Century, the Damascus Grand mosque is valid as quoted by Al-Idrissi. There is no mosque concreatecaly constructed, well decorated with Gold enamelled tiles or polished marbles, beautiful.
Surely, arched or marvellously down than the Grand mosque in Damascus.
The Hassnaian art and architecture began with refurbishing of Mohammed V Mausoleum and went on to further refurbishing of the royal palaces in Nador and Agadir as well as in Rabat found in Casablanca.
Cherished by Merinids, the Almoravid is made up of wood engrave assembled foiled arches. The Almoravid was inspired by the Merinids, with the harmoniously with traditional chromes, ornamentations and inscriptions.
Hassan II mosque is therefore one of the most modernised mosques in the world, with art and architecture designs attracting most of the explorers from Europe and Arab-Asia.
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