THE Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) organised an inspirational event in honour of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The Grand Moulood 1440 took place on Sunday, January 27, 2019, which was attended by hundreds of devotees from across the City of Cape Town, including a few guests from the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal regions.
The proceedings got underway with the Cape Town March For Prophet Muhammad (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, Eagle Park, and climaxed at Masjidul Kareem Centre.
Carrying flags and braving the high temperature, 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 the Cape Town suburb, the massive crowd marched through the streets, expressing their love of the Holy Prophet and sharing the happiness with the bystanders and onlookers lining the pavements along the route.
The message of peace and tolerance given by the Holy Prophet (SAW) was conveyed to the masses by quotes on banners.
As the crowds descended on Masjidul Kareem, a special duah was recited to mark the end of the first session of the Grand Moulood.
The second session began with the melodious recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, followed by presentation of naats by local naat reciters, including students of CTIEC.
The guest naat reciters were Hafidh Noor Muhammad Khan Ziayee, from Johannesburg, and CTIEC’s young Sayed Haseen ud Deen who mesmerised the audience with their melodious voices.
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 (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, Mr Ebrahim Mamode, when speaking about this historic occasion, said that he had never seen such a big and organised gathering anywhere in the Southern Suburbs fully charged with the love of the Holy Prophet (SAW).
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.
Sayed Ridhwaan Mohamed further said that CTIEC had attained 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.
Issued by CTIEC MEDIA
This article was published in the February 2019 edition of Muslim Views.