In Madagh, within the Zawiya Qadiriya Boutchichiya, during the 18th edition, the World Sufism Symposium, organized under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and by the Tariqa Qadiriya Boutchichiya, the AL-Moultaqa Foundation, in partnership with the Euro-Mediterranean Center for the Study of Modern Islam (CEMEIA), focuses this year on the theme: “Sufism: Religious and Citizen Values for Global Citizenship.” On the occasion of the commemoration of the birth of the Prophet of Islam Muhammed (peace be upon him, scholars, researchers, intellectuals, and disciples (Foquara) from around the world gather in Madagh (Berkane) from the 7th to the 12th of Rabii 1st, 1445, corresponding to September 23rd to 28th, 2023.
The celebration of the commemoration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him, “AL Mawlid Ennabawi,” transforms into an extraordinary experience, through the deep Sufi tradition of the Tariqa Qadiriya Boutchichiya, and the remarkable synergy created by the possibilities offered by modern technology.
The conference days, broadcasted on various platforms and specific channels of the Al-Moultaqa Foundation, have metamorphosed the “AL Mawlid Ennabawi” celebration into an ultimate festivity, enlightening minds and hearts through the wonders of digital technology.
Within the Zawiya Qadiriya Boutchichiya, spiritual commitment takes on its full meaning, serving as a dynamic force propelling the community towards new horizons. By merging age-old traditions with modern communication and technology tools, the Zawiya plays a crucial role in economic development, environmental preservation, and the promotion of education.
Connected Economic Development:
Through modern means of communication, the Zawiya facilitates economic development by blending in-person workshops and activities with online engagement through social networks. It utilizes technology to expand its impact, making information and knowledge accessible to a broader audience, creating synergy between tradition and progress, and thereby promoting sustainable economic growth.
The Zawiya Qadiriya Boutchichiya embraces technology to enhance its commitment to environmental preservation. Awareness campaigns, educational videos on social media, and the promotion of green initiatives use technology to involve the community in the safeguarding of our planet.
Enrichment of Social Media with Sufi Content:
Beyond mere postings, the Zawiya becomes a vibrant source of inspiration, fostering authentic connections on social media. Each share is an invitation to reflection, meditation, and the exchange of ideas, thereby creating a virtual community united in the pursuit of knowledge of the Sufi voice and spirituality. The disciples of the Zawiya, aware of the power of social media, use these platforms as spaces to share spiritual and cultural content. Enlightening posts, inspiring quotes, and Sufi Samaa, provide internet users with a virtual refuge imbued with spirituality.
As we explore the possibilities of technology, the Zawiya becomes a shining example of how modernity can serve tradition and, conversely, how tradition can also serve modernity by transmitting Sufi values and teachings to counteract harmful content that threatens society in the virtual world. The Zawiya Qadiriya Boutchichiya creates a celebration that transcends geographical and temporal boundaries. In this digital era, the Prophet’s Mawlid shines as a living manifestation of the beauty of Islam, illuminated by technology in service of the Mohammadian Lights.