The Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) organized an inspirational event in honour of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). The Grand Moulood 1440 took place on Sunday 27 January 2019, which was attended by hundreds of devotees from across the City of Cape Town, including few guests from the Gauteng and Kwa Zulu Natal regions.
The proceedings of the event got underway with the Cape Town March For Prophet Muhammed (SAW) to mark the auspicious occasion of the birth of the Holy Prophet.
Under the umbrella of CTIEC led by Moulana Sayed Imraan Shah Ziyaee and the CTIEC Ulama, the peaceful Walk proceeded from CTIEC to the suburban part of the area, through 11th Avenue of Eagle Park, and finally climaxed at the Masjidul Kareem Centre.
Carrying flags and defying the extreme heated temperatures, men, women, and children turned up in huge numbers to mark the blessed occasion with the message of peace, tolerance, and peaceful co-existence.
As sounds of nasheeds, and salutations filled the summer air of Cape Town, the massive crowd marched through the streets, expressing their love to the Holy Prophet and sharing the happiness with the bystanders and onlookers lining the footpaths along the route. The message of peace and tolerance given by the Holy Prophet (SAW) was conveyed to the masses by sayings on banners. As the crowds descended at the Masjidul Kareem, special dua was recited to mark the end of the first session of the Grand Moulood.
The second session began with the Melodious recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by the presentation of Naats by local Naat reciters including students of CTIEC, the guest Naat reciter were Hafez Noor Muhammad Khan Ziaee from Johannesburg and CTIEC’s young Sayed Haseen ud Deen who mesmerized the audience with their melodious voices.
The principal of Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre, Moulana Sayed Imraan Shah Ziyaee, said the way people remained in attendance calmly and with full devotion despite the heat demonstrates the fact that Cape Town is a place of lovers of the Holy Prophet (SAW).
Mufti Sayed Haroon Al Azhari delivered an enlightening talk on the aspect of the Light of the Holy Prophet (SAW), while the guest speaker Moulana Tabrez Noori from Durban focused on loving and attaching oneself to our Beloved Nabi (SAW).
Lotus FM Presenter Ebrahim Mamode when speaking about this historic occasion said that he never saw such a big and organized gathering anywhere in the Southern Suburbs fully charged with the love of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
CTIEC spokesperson Sayed Ridhwaan Mohamed extended his special thanks to the people of Cape Town and the participants of the event on their attendance and continuous support. He further said that CTIEC had attained to a status of significant reference for the promotion of love of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and spreading the culture of Prophetic love in South Africa. He concluded by saying that the love of the Holy Prophet (SAW) was the most precious asset of every Muslim and follower.