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Friday, March 20, 2009

Mawlid in Turkey



Turkey celebrated Mawlid al-Nabi (Mevlid Kandili), a celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (saws), with special programs by state-run TV, TRT, in Kurdish and also through connections to Kirkuk, Lefkosa, Sarajevo and Istanbul. Mawlid al-Nabi is a celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. TRT Ses Mawlid program was shot at historic Ulucami Mosque in Diyarbakır. The program included prayers, Quran recitation and sermons by muftis. The sermon called for brotherhood between Muslims and said racism has no place in Islam. The Ulucami sermon is the first time the state Directorate of Religious Affairs has issued one in Kurdish. The program was met with enthusiasm by many, people filled the Ulucami Mosque in Diyarbakır. TRT also broadcasted a special religious sermon in connection with mosques in four different cities around the world. During the broadcast, TRT aired live sermons from Kirkuk, Istanbul, Lefkosa and Bosnia. TRT`s special Mawlid program was broadcasted on TRT 1, TRT 2 and TRT INT also. Mawlid al-Nabi was observed by Muslims in mosques across Turkey with prayers. After the prayers, congregation performed evening prayer.
STV Mevlid 2007- Salavat (Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtGhJMStux4&feature=related

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