With strife and division in the world, the call for Muslims to come together to pledge mercy, tolerance and peace in honour of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is more needed than ever before. This was the call at the launch of the Mass Mawlid 1437 which took place at the Habibia Soofie Masjid. With Mawlid lights lining the streets, an opening by the Habibia Saddique Muslim Brigade & Aswaatul Madina made the event a beautiful merge of a wonderful legacy of Mawlid that has been celebrated in the Cape by generations before and indeed generations to come.
Dignatories included religious leaders of masajid, mawlid jamaah, various taroukh, community elders, the City of Cape Town, munshideen, schools, key community leaders and businesspeople.
The mawlid, now in its fourth year, will take place on the 19th of December 2015 at 5pm at the Athlone Stadium. Participants are urged to wear white and be part of the Laylatul Dhikr (A night of Dhikr) by various Taroukhat and a special rendition by the international heart wrenching Qari Shaykh Naa’ina from Egypt.
Mass Mawlid is an open community event that annually has set to bring together thousands in celebration of the birth of the Light, our Beloved Nabi Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). Partnered by the City of Cape Town, this years Mawlid will once again return to the Athlone Stadium.
“This year hopefully we can move the masses from the stands to the pitch so that all the Zaakireen may enjoy and part take in the marathon of Qiraah and Dhikr set to run from 5pm to 9pm,” said event organiser Hafith Mahmoud Khatieb.
Mawlid SA is a non profit organisation whose funding resides on the generosity of sponsors and this year food will be sold at the Mawlid.
“At a time when society is riddled with violence, difficulty and in great need of Unity, Love, Hope and direction, Mawlid SA invites all to the court of Allah where we may celebrate the greatest Mercy and Blessing upon us, our Nabi Muhammad, Peace be upon Him, at Mass Mawlid 1437,” said Khatieb.
A call has been made to all masajid and community leaders to mobilise their communities to attend.
Buses are set to leave from various Masajid around Cape Town and volunteers are at constant work in preparation for this auspicious community event.
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