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Moulood draws huge crowd

The Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) organized an inspirational event in honour of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). The Grand Moulood 1437 took place on Sunday, which was attended by over thousands of devotees from across the City of Cape Town, including few guest from the Gauteng region.
The proceedings of the event got underway with the “Juloos” March in honor of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to mark the auspicious occasion of the birth of the Holy Prophet.

Under the umbrella of Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre, 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 upon the beloved Prophet 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. Messages were passed out to all the children, and the message of peace and tolerance given by the Holy Prophet was conveyed to the accompanying parents by sayings on banners and placards. As the crowds descended at the Masjidul Kareem, dua was recited to mark the end of the first session of the Grand Moulood 1437.

The second session began with the Melodious recitation from the Holy Quran by Shaykh Qari Harun Moos who is one of South Africas Leading Qira’h Reciters, followed by presentation of Naats by local Naat reciters including students of CTIEC, the Guest Naat Reciter was Hafez Noor Muhammed Khan Ziyaee accompanied by Hafez Omar Yusuf who mesmerized the audience with their melodious voices.

The venue was beautifully decorated and appropriately portioned to cater for males and females separately, LCD screens were placed in the female hall so that they could enjoy the entire program. The immaculate organization by the CTIEC on the grand event and a very special tranquillity in the environment was overwhelming. Various guests attended the event, these included Khalifa Qasim Ashrafi, Moulana Saleem, Guest Lecturers Shaykh fakhrudin Owaisi Al Madani, Allama Khalifa Mufti Sayed Haroon Al Azhari, also in attendance was Hafez Zaid Sayed, Moulana Mohsin Ahrafi, Shaykh Sayed Noor Ad Dusuqi, Hafez Moulana Ahemd Sirajudeen Hoosain, Shaykh Qasim Khotatso, Shayh Hamza, Moulana Ismail Hoosain Mahatey, Sheikh Umar Yusuf, Shaykh Soliegh Solomons, Shaykh Qari Harun Moos, Shaykh Khalid Omar, Hafez Tauriq, Hafez Adam Mohamed and many other groups including members from the Sunni Sufi Sayyids of South Africa.

2 - Streets Filled with Public Holding banners & Waving Flags

In the speech on the occasion, principal of Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (Allama Moulana Sayed Imraan Shah Ziyaee) said that the way people remained in attendance calmly and with full devotion despite the heat demonstrated the fact that Cape Town is a place of lovers of the Holy Prophet . He said that the Grand Moulood held under the banner of CTIEC conveyed a message of love and peace in a suffocating environment marked by sectarianism, lawlessness and fake people.
Mufti Sayed Haroon Al Azhari delivered a enlightening talk on the imperatives of respect, reverence and love of the Holy Prophet, the crowd was educated about the Knowledge of Prophet . Guest speaker Shaykh Fakhrudin Owaisi Al Madani focused on the Sunnah of the Prophet as he expanded on the point that every person who recites salaah has to recite Salaam and Durood upon our Beloved Nabi (PBUH).

3 -Mufti Sayed Haroon Al Azhari Seated with Shaykh Sayed Noor ad Dusuqi

CTIEC spokesperson Sayed Ridhwaan Mohamed Ziyaee, speaking about this blessed 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 (SAW). He extended his special thanks to the people of Cape Town and the participants of the event on their attendance despite weather conditions. 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.

“If we wanted to regain our lost glory, then we needed to become embodiment of love of the Prophet, he said that the arrangement of Grand Moulood was of immense importance to strengthen our relationship with the person of the Holy Prophet. We are glad that the Speakers drew the attention of those who thought that CTIEC exaggerated the greatness of the Holy Prophet. On this day we have witnessed how important it is to connect to our creator Allah (SWT) and to at, all-times, uphold the legacy of our beloved Prophet Muhammad,” said Sayed Ridhwaan. VOC

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