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ALAWID DYNASTY

`ALAWID DYNASTY. A family of religious notables, the `Alawis gained political dominion and the status of a royal house in Morocco during the seventeenth century and have ruled there continuously since that time, playing a significant, formative role in its development as a modern nation-state. The dynasty is also known as the Filalis or Filalians because of its long association with the region of Tafilalt. Like the Sa'dis who precede ...more

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