17 February 2017

#1221 Morocco

The flag of Morocco (Arabicعلم المغرب‎‎; BerberAcenyal n Umerruk) is made of a red field with a black-bordered green pentagram representing the Seal of Solomon.

Red has considerable historic significance in Morocco, proclaiming the descent of the royal Alaouite family from the Islamic prophet Muhammad via Fatimah, the wife of Ali, the fourth Muslim Caliph. Red is also the color that was used by the sharifs of Mecca and the imams of Yemen. From the 17th century on, when Morocco was ruled by the Alaouite dynasty, the flags of the country were plain red. In 1915, during the reign of Mulay Yusef, the green interlaced pentangle was added to the national flag. While Morocco was under French and Spanish control, the red flag with the seal in the center remained in use, but only inland. Its use at sea was prohibited. When independence was restored in 1955, it once again became the national flag.

The red background on the Moroccan flag represents hardiness, bravery, strength and valour, while the green represents love, joy, and hope, it also represents the color of Islam, whereas the five-pointed star represents the seal of Solomon.

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Sent on: February 6, 2017
Received on: February 17, 2017

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