Egypt’s President calls on Al-Azhar scholars to combat defamation of Islam
Monday 19/November/2018 - 04:15 PM
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appealed Al-Azhar Imams and Sheikhs to defend and combat defamation of the Islamic Religion around the World.
During his speech at Al Mawlid al-Nabawi celebration، Al-Sisi added that there is no difference among the whole peoples of the Arab world countries to follow Al-Islam Religion teachings and the path shown by Prophet Mohamed، but the problem lies in misinterpreting the message of the Islamic religion by some few people.
Al-Sisi pointed out that we all have to adopt the values of our tolerant religion to confront terrorism and extremism، noting that the Islamic world needs to apply the Islamic teachings properly. Noteworthy that Al Mawlid al-Nabawi celebrates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad، the founder of Islam. Born in Mecca on August 20، 570 C. E.، he was a shepherd and a trader who began to receive revelations from God when he was forty years old.
Over the next twenty-three years، he not only established the Islamic religion، but also brought an unprecedented degree of political unity to the Arab tribes.
His birth is considered an event of major importance in the Muslim world because he was the last of the prophets and the one to whom the Qur'an (the holy book of the Islamic faith) was revealed.
Joyful but low-key observance of the Prophet's birthday dates back to early centuries of Muslim history. These observances grew larger and more complex over time.
The biggest Mawlid al-Nabi celebrations in the Middle East usually take place in Egypt. Official Egyptian celebrations can be traced back to the time of the Fatimid Dynasty (909-1171)، whose rulers traced their own ancestry back to Muhammad.
In those days، the festivities began with prayers at the al-Azar mosque and concluded with readings from the Qur'an given in the royal palace. Poor people، mosque guardians، and religious officials who attended the palace event were given specially prepared sweets.