PRESS STATEMENT 23 JANUARY
MAULIDUR RASUL 1434H!
Maulidur Rasul is one of the important Islamic observances every year for Muslims around the world. It is a special day that commemorates the birthday of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. (Peace Be Upon Him); which falls on every 12th of Rabi' al-awwal in the Muslim calendar.
Muslims regard Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. as the last, most important prophet in Islam, as he is the Messenger of Allah S.W.T. by being the bearer of Allah's Words, the Quran (the Muslims' Holy Book). He is highly regarded for his exceptional leadership and charisma, which is religiously followed by Muslims through his Hadith (narrations of his words, deeds and actions).
The Muslim community in Malaysia and those in most Muslim countries regard this special occasion as an official one-day holiday. As this day approaches and on the day itself, there will be various activities conducted in celebration of this joyous day, including mass Quranic, doa' (prayers) and zikr recitations, festivals holding performances of nasheed (singing), theatre, and others paying tribute to the stories of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W., charity and food being distributed, forums, lectures and mass gatherings will be held and many more according to cultures in different countries.
Once again, MASCA Victoria wishes all Muslims Selamat Menyambut Maulidur Rasul 1434H!
On behalf of MASCA Victoria 2012/2013,
Sharifah Alia Alsagoff