Canadian Muslims mark Prophet's birth

Canadian Muslims, like their fellow Muslims around the world, use the event of Milad-un-Nabi -- or Birth of the Prophet -- as an opportunity to revive their love for Prophet Mohammed.

Canadian Muslims mark Prophet's birth

That Islam is all about peace was the message shared with the hundreds of people who gathered at City Hall yesterday for the sixth annual Milad Rally to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammed(PBUH).

"The Muslim community is here to celebrate the birth of the prophet of peace," said Ovais Iqbal, an event organizer.

Throughout this month Canadian Muslims, like their fellow Muslims around the world, use the event of Milad-un-Nabi -- or Birth of the Prophet -- as an opportunity to revive their love for Prophet Mohammed.

Various mosques and Muslim organizations will also hold their own celebrations at various times and places during the month.

Yesterday's rally, which started at Queen's Park, included prayers, poems and music, much of which was performed by children.

"Children are an important and integral part of this message of love," Iqbal said.

Omar Alghabra, the MP for Mississauga/Erindale, called the rally an important event.

And Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent a mesage: "The Prophet Mohammed is recognized as one of the most transformational religious leaders in history.

"The message he spread throughout his life inspired millions and it continues to be revered by the large Muslim community throughout the world.

"Please accept my best wishes for a joyful and rewarding celebration."
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