Al Maghrib - Special Edition in commemoration of the 40th day of Said Hajji's passing. 6th year - No. 937, April 29, 1942

  • And yet, no one can deny that Moroccan land is among the most fertile. No matter what cruelty befalls it, Morocco often produces a luxuriant crop ready for immediate use at hardly any cost of operational testing. Morocco has never suffered major famine anymore than having been deprived of thoughtful minds nor of experienced intellectuals. Its role at this hour does not call for despair and does not allow for pessimism with regards to the resumption of (our) national cultural evolution. On the contrary, it invites reflection upon data from the intellectual movement taking shape and then to research its underlying cause so as to undertake giant steps on the path towards success. (April 7, 1938)

  • The Moroccan civilized society is not, in all its aspects, inferior to other Islamic societies. It is even in many ways superior to some of them. Morocco's past left a cultural heritage of a mode of thinking and a sensibility which, if studied, could lead to a renewal of Moroccan civilized society. (April 14, 1938)

  • The Moroccan way of thinking has succeeded bye and large in keeping in contact with Islamic thought which enabled it to achieve amazing feats in fields like law, philosophy, medicine and mathematics not to mention the social sciences wherein it drew conclusions in the glory of Islamic civilization. (April 28, 1938)

  • Only literary men can fulfill this mission properly. They are the only ones able to launch this appeal; echoing the voices of our long lost ancestors to express the pain felt by reformers today and to symbolize the efforts that we must deploy to build our future. The men of letters form the basis for a true social revolution. (May 5, 1938)

  • The Moroccan youth have distanced themselves from great literature or rather they have been hijacked by an unhealthy environment whose contamination they can hardly avoid. They do not reflect upon the outcome of their actions. The deprivation of morals which kills the soul and transforms the human entity into an animal lies in their path. It evokes bad instincts and provokes their most base reactions. Our youth are not able to rid themselves of these instincts and reactions because their education is not based on a solid foundation. Their cultural upbringing is superficial, the lessons of literature do not exercise the necessary impact on them so they can grasp that there exists a better life for them. A life with a breath of freshness much more stimulating to the senses than the stifling atmosphere in which they struggle. (May 5, 1938)

  • It is laudable to preserve our customs and traditions that are neither shocking or detrimental to our country's reputation however beforehand we must live in our century and adapt to life's conditions of our era. (January 2, 1939)

  • However the nation can not truly takeoff (to new heights) unless all its components evolve in harmony and unless it mobilizes all its efforts for the future with new energy and a healthy outlook based on solid bases furnished by modern theories. The nation's takeoff can not happen without a profound change in its intellectual thinking. (February 10, 1939)

  • Woe to all nations that do not value education and do nothing to carry it to higher levels. Woe to people who engage in excessive spending on trivia and are miserly by offering just a few dirhams to a collection fund for a beneficial national program whose objective is to save it from the stifling atmosphere of ignorance. (July 16, 1939)