Islamic world, Turkey to celebrate Prophet's birth

Muslims will on Thursday night observe Mawlid, that celebrates the birth of prophet Mohammad all over the world.

Islamic world, Turkey to celebrate Prophet's birth

Muslims will on Thursday night observe Mawlid, that celebrates the birth of prophet Mohammad all over the world.

It is celebrated to mark the Eid milad-un-Nabi, birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who entered the world in 570. It is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi al-Awwal, the fifth month of the Islamic Calendar. This year the day falls on 25 February.

On this day Muslims celebrate by focusing on the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad. They sing songs and say special prayers. A special part of this remembrance is on how he forgave even his most bitter enemies. As with other holidays, Muslims also give to the poor.

Turkey also will celebrate Milad-un-Nabi with special programs by state-run TV, TRT, in Kurdish and also through connections to Kirkuk, Lefkosa, Sarajevo and Istanbul.

Mawlid, Milad-un-Nabi, is observed by Muslims in mosques across Turkey with prayers. After the prayers, congregation performs evening prayer.

Live broadcast from 5 different countries

A live broadcast from 5 different countries will be on TRT screens.

Head of the Religious Affairs Ali Bardakoglu underlined in his message he delivered form Egyptian capital Cairo that the humanity is in a great need of Him today.

TRT will realize a live broadcast from five different countries including Istanbul Eyup Sultan Mosque. Other live broadcast centers will be Tataristan's Kazan, Cairo of Egypt, Skopje in Macedonia, Kirkuk in Iraq and Saudi Arabia’s Medina.

Head of the Religious Affairs Bardakoglu will deliver a sermon from Huseyniye Mosque in Cairo, Egypt.

The special Mawlid programme will be watched from TRT-1, TRT-AVAZ and TRT-6 channels at 19.30 hours local time, on Thursday night.


Agencies

Last Mod: 25 Şubat 2010, 11:16
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