Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued a decision announcing Thursday 21 October an official paid holiday in ministries, government departments, and bodies, on the occasion of Prophet Mohamed’s birthday.
In the month of Rabi' al-Awwal, Muslims celebrate the Prophet's birthday; one of the most important aspects of the celebration is the establishment street markets to sell candy and Arouset El-Moulid (sugar bride).
Young and old, rich and poor, scholars and laymen all came together to express their love for God’s final messenger and remember his “seerah”, or biography.
While extremists are vehemently against any such celebration, the overwhelming majority of Muslims take part in one form or another.
While those who have carried out this attack claim to do so in the name of Islam, it is Islam’s tenets that they transgress.
Dar al-Iftaa announced that Rabi’ al-Awwal will start November 20, adding that the Mawlid al-Nabawi will take place December 1.
Tanta, the capital of Gharbia governorate, is expected to receive three million people next week to participate in the celebrations of Mawlid Al-Sayed Al-Badawi.
Hundreds of Sufis in Egypt headed to the mosque of Sayeda Nafisa, meaning “Lady Nafisa,” in Cairo on Tuesday.