of Ouissam Hafidien - (1910-1912)
was established by Sultan Mohamed Moulay-Hafid to honor exceptional civil
and military service. It is awarded in five classes (Grand Cross, Grand
Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight). The insignia of the Order is
a six-pointed star positioned over six rays. The deep red enamel center
reads, MAJESTY HAFIDIEN. The ribbon is red with white stripes.
of Ouissam Alaouite - (1913)
Moulay Youssef established this Order on January 11, 1913. It replaced
the Order of Ouissam Hafidien. It became the premier Order of Morocco,
awarded in five classes (Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer
and Knight) in recognition of exceptional civil and military accomplishments.
It is designed as a five-pointed star. The Islamic inscription in the
red enamel center of the obverse read, GOD IS GREAT AND MOHAMMED IS HIS
PROPHET. The reverse contains the Chieftain's parasol, a symbol of power
and authority in Morocco. The Officer-class is distinguished by the presence
of a large rosette on the suspension ribbon.
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