Alaouite Dynasty

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The Alaouite Dynasty is the name of the current Moroccan royal family. The name Alaouite comes from its founder, Al-Raschid (or Ali Cherif), who became Sultan in 1666. Al-Raschid, unlike preceding dynasties, did not seize power but was formally invited by the people of Fez to take over the throne of Morocco.

The Alaouite family claimed descent from the Prophet Muhammad, through the line of Ali ibn Abi Talib and Fatima Zahra (the Prophet’s daughter).

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