Ali Squalli Houssaini

Ali Squalli Houssaini (1932 in Fez – November 5, 2018) was the author of the lyrics of the national anthem of Morocco, "Hymne Chérifien", which he wrote in 1970.[1] He was also the author of numerous books.[2]

A member of the Union of Moroccan Writers since 1967, Squalli received the Morocco Grand Prize in 1982 and the international prize of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in children's literature in 1992.[3]


  1. ^ "Hymne Cherifien". Archived from the original on 12 April 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Décès de Ali Squalli Houssaini, auteur de l'hymne national du Maroc". Medias24 (in French). 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  3. ^ Bazza, Tarek (5 November 2018). "Ali Squalli, Author of Moroccan National Anthem Dies at 86". Morocco World News. Retrieved 5 November 2018.