With the world plagued by poverty, war and oppression today, Muslim leaders have again implored on the ummah to intensify their love, compassion and tolerance towards humanity. As Muslims mark the month of Rabi ul Awwal, there has been increases calls on the ummah to go back to the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and to imbue his humanistic values, which transcends time.
This was the driving message at the annual mass moulood hosted by Mawlid SA at the Century City Conference Centre on Saturday 17 December 2016. Rabi ul Awwal is said to be month of the Prophet’s (pbuh) birth and many Muslims around the world commemorate his life through Milad-un-Nabi commemorations. The conference centre was a vision of white and green as hundreds of Capetonians spent the afternoon and evening in thikr and salutations on the Prophet (pbuh).
“Love Towards All and Malice Towards None” was this year’s theme for the Mass Mawlid 1438, apt message at time of global political tensions and conflict.
One of the highlights of the evening was a performance by the Pakistani-born UK international vocalist, Milad Raza Qadri, who is also a Mawlid SA Ambassador.
The list of esteemed guests also includes well-known international scholar, Sheikh Dr Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Husayni An-Ninowy who delivered the keynote address, Egyptian-born nasheed vocalist, Mostafa Atef rendered a recitation from the Holy Quran; and South African nasheed group Ruhul Madina who are under the tutelage of renowned Syrian teacher, Mohammad Hakim.
These are some of the highlights of the day’s proceedings.