Story: Muneebah Waheed
On the 19th of February 2012, the Muslim community united and came together, on a surprisingly sunny afternoon, on the streets of Fir Vale to celebrate the life and birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing Be Upon Him).
Many people took part in the procession and marched on the streets waving flags and banners expressing their love for the Prophet in a peaceful way.
Muslims celebrate the festival of Mawlid-Un-Nabi in the 3rd Month of the Islamic Calendar, and people all over the world gather together to express their happiness by showing gratitude to God for blessing us with the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). Many people also recite salutations in praise of the Prophet, give charity, distribute food and expand their knowledge about Islam. Stories are narrated about the prophet’s life and character during gatherings.
Muslims aim to try and implement the Prophet’s characteristics in their daily lives and use the celebration as an opportunity to refresh their knowledge about the Prophet’s life, and to focus on his teachings about character to try and improve their own character for the better.
Many local businesses and residents provided refreshments for the procession, whilst the community leaders relayed stories of the Prophet. People from all walks of life helped to influence the positive and cheerful atmosphere that echoed through the streets of Fir Vale.