Hundreds attend march for prophet

2018-01-30 06:01
More than 10 streets were filled with people during the Cape Town march for Prophet Muhammad.PHOTOS: SAYED rIDWAAN MOHAMED

More than 10 streets were filled with people during the Cape Town march for Prophet Muhammad.PHOTOS: SAYED rIDWAAN MOHAMED

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The Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) organised an inspirational event in honour of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The Grand Moulood 1439 took place on Sunday and was attended by hundreds of devotees from across the city, including guests from the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal regions.

Carrying flags and defying the extreme heat, men, women and children turned up in large numbers to mark the blessed occasion with a message of peace, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

The proceedings got underway with the Cape Town March for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to mark the auspicious occasion of the birth of the holy prophet.

Under the umbrella of the CTIEC and led by Moulana Sayed Imraan Shah Ziyaee and CTIEC scholars, the peaceful walk proceeded from the centre to the suburban part of the area, through 11th Avenue in Eagle Park, ending up at Masjidul Kareem Centre.

As sounds of Islamic praises and salutations filled the summer air, the crowd marched through the streets, expressing their love to the holy prophet and sharing the happiness with onlookers lining the footpaths along the route.
The message of peace and tolerance given by the prophet was conveyed to the masses by sayings on banners. As the crowds descended at Masjidul Kareem, a special prayer was recited to mark the end of the first session of the Grand Moulood.

But it did not end there: A second session began with a melodious recitation from the holy Quran followed by a presentation of Islamic poetry by local students and poetry reciters from across the country.

Sayed Ridhwaan Mohamed, CTIEC spokesperson, extended his special thanks to the people of Cape Town and the participants in the event for their attendance and continuous support.

He says the centre has attained a status of significant reference for promoting the love of the prophet and spreading the culture of prophetic love in South Africa.

“If we wanted to regain our lost glory, then we needed to become the embodiment of love of the prophet. The arrangement of the Grand Moulood was of immense importance to strengthen our relationship with the holy prophet. We are glad that the speakers drew the attention of those who thought that the CTIEC exaggerates the greatness of the prophet. On this day we witnessed how important it is to connect to our creator Allah and to at all times uphold the legacy of our beloved Prophet Muhammad,” adds ­Mohamed.


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