Hundreds view Prophet’s ‘blessed hair’

2018-01-30 06:00
Moulana Sayed Imraan Ziyaee during the viewing ceremony. PHOTO: CTIEC

Moulana Sayed Imraan Ziyaee during the viewing ceremony. PHOTO: CTIEC

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On Thursday the Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) in Eagle Park hosted a historic occasion known as “Sha’r Mubarak Ziyarah”. Hundreds of Muslims were able to view the hair of their beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), a special occasion which takes place every year under the guidance of Allama Moulana Sayed Imraan Ziyaee in Cape Town at Masjidul Kareem.

The event included a variety of guest speakers and entertainment to mark the annual occasion. Guest speakers included Mufti Sayed Haroon Al Azhari, who delivered a talk explaining that Muslims do not worship the “blessed hair” but only take blessings and good health from it, as taught by Hazrat Umme Salma.

Members of the Islamic school say locals are fortunate to have the blessed strands of hair in their presence.

“The Sha’r Ziyarah 1439 has seen hundreds of people attend. Some were happy to be able to see the hair of Rasoolulah, while others were in tears as they felt emotional while viewing the blessed hair. Special guest, Naat reciter Hafez Muhammad Raashid Kazi from Durban, also kept the hearts and minds in the love of Nabi (SAW) with his melodious recitations throughout the event,” says Sayed Ridwaan Mohamed. “Hazrat Umme Salma kept the blessed hair of Nabi in a silver casing. She used to remove the baal mubaarak from the casing and shake the blessed hair in the water. Those who were ill would be cured after drinking this blessed water.”

The CTIEC say they are extremely grateful to all their guests and well-wishers and also thank all the Ulema who participated in the event.

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