Alawite ruler, born in Sijilmassa, capital of
Tafilalet. In 1792 when his brother Yazid was assassinated, he was proclaimed Sultan by the people of Fès (1792), but he has to impose his rule in over his brother who also claimed the throne from Marrakech. Under his reign the country experienced relative prosperity and stability.
Originally built in the middle of the 11th c., and restored by Moulay Slimane in the 19th, this monumental port has three room in the interior. A medallion over the central arch commemorates the restoration in 1814.