Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education

The Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE) is a non-profit, tax exempt, religious and educational organization dedicated to serve Islam with a special focus on Tasawwuf(Sufism),

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mawlid in Malaysia

Massive gatherings mark Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
PETALING JAYA: Muslims from all walks of life came together in massive gatherings to celebrate Maulidur Rasul yesterday.At the Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin reminded Malaysians to remain united as solidarity was crucial to the development of a nation.In George Town, some 3,000 Muslims took part in a 2.6km-long procession along the main streets led by Deputy Chief Minister (II) Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin.Religious teacher Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, 73, who formerly taught various state muftis, was conferred the Tokoh Maulidur Rasul. In Seremban, the Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir led more than 9,000 people in the state-level Maulidur Rasul procession at the Seremban Municipal Council field. Remembering the Prophet: Some of the participants reciting a prayer during the national-level Maulidur Rasul procession at Dataran Merdeka yesterday. In Ipoh, Sultan Azlan Shah said one should start by telling the truth when preaching. Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah told Muslims in Kuantan that everyone could preach and propagate Islams’ good life values because it was not a job restricted only to preachers. In Kuala Terengganu, some 3,680 people joined a procession from the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium to the state stadium in Jalan Sultan Mahmud. In Malacca, some 7,000 people joined the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam in a 3.5km procession. In Alor Setar, Kedah Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah called on Muslims to appreciate the teachings of Islam in facing whatever difficulties and surrender themselves completely to Allah. In Kota Kinabalu, more than 7,000 Muslims joined the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah in a procession from Padang Merdeka to the Islamic Religious Council building in Sembulan. In Kota Baru, Tengku Mahkota Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Sultan Ismail Petra attended the state-level celebration at Masjid Muhammadi


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