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President El-Sisi witnesses the Celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s Birth Anniversary (Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi)

Wednesday، 27 September 2023 - 12:00 AM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived at the Armed Forces' Galaa Theater, Salah Salem to witness the celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (El-Mawled El-Nabawe).

The ceremony is held by the Ministry of Awqaf (Endowments) for the Hijri year 1445.

Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el-Tayyeb, Awqaf Minister Mokhtar Gomaa, Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohamed Zaki, as well as a number of ministers and State dignitaries took part in the celebration.

The celebration began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an by the reciter Sheikh Ahmed Tamim Al-Maraghi.

After that, the Minister of Awqaf Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa delivered a word during the ceremony in which he congratulated President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and the Egyptian people and the Arab and Islamic nations on the occasion of Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi (the Prophet Muhammad’s birth) for the Hijri year 1445.

The minister also congratulated President El-Sisi and the Armed Forces on the 50th anniversary of the Sixth of October War Victory.

In his word, the Awqaf minister said Our Messenger, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), was sent to all people, adding that "We believe that love for our Messenger (pbuh) is an integral part of our belief in the Prophet Muhammad."

Concluding his word on the occasion marking El Mawled El Nabawe celebration, Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa presented the Islamic Culture Encyclopaedia to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

A documentary was screened about the status of our Master Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.

The documentary also shed light on the inauguration of more than 10,000 mosques nationwide, along with the State's national scheme to preserve unique ancient mosques and renovate shrines of Ahl al-Bayt (the family members of Prophet Muhammed), peace and blessings be upon him.

Following the documentary film, His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, delivered a speech in which he stressed that prophecy and the teachings of the prophets were a necessary and inevitable necessity for the uprightness of the lives of individuals and societies and their happiness in this world and the hereafter.

This was followed by a presentation of the prophetic invocations and praises of the operetta “Prophets of God,” which was presented in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the Egyptian Opera House.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi honored a number of scholars, imams, reciters and preachers at the celebration.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi delivered a speech at the Celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s Birth Anniversary (Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi)

In his speech, President El-Sisi highlighted his reflections over the life of Prophet Mohamed, pointing out that the life of the Prophet is an inexhaustible source of lessons and wisdom along with the values of honesty, sincerity, devotion, mercy and the virtue of patience in the face of formidable hardships.

President El-Sisi said: “From the events of his life, we see how the will of Allah manifests and how believers persevere in their faith through work and good deeds, until the victory of Allah comes near, for the faithful of His servants.”

He added that in the course of life of the Prophet, there are many values that transcend time and place. Perhaps those include steadfastness on the truth and faith, particularly in times of hardships.

The president underlined that the Prophet (PBUH) had to pass so many harsh tests, noting that the Prophet and his message faced enormous ordeals and hardships. He remarked Steadfastness in the face of those severe storms was great and lofty, with an unshakable faith in the victory of Allah and unceasing work that knows no path to idleness.

According to President El-Sisi, celebration of the Birth of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) this year comes as the world is passing through extreme circumstances that evoke memories of stress, anxiety and turmoil, unseen in long decades.

These circumstances vary from the health catastrophe caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and its profound economic repercussions, resulting from the halt of production in the largest world countries, and the wave of global price hikes that ensued, the Russia-Ukrainian crisis exacerbated the situation severely.

In this respect, the president said, forced major world countries to raise interest rates in an unprecedented manner, in the hope of containing inflation, which prompted a heavy exodus of capital from developing states to rich countries. This resulted in the foreign exchange crisis that our economy and many other emerging economies are facing.

He said: “A sweeping storm like that one was enough, in normal circumstances, to completely crush our economy and annihilate many of the accomplishments of the Egyptian people.”

The president also pointed out that the past eight years of extensive development work, which was unprecedented in magnitude, scale, and speed, resulted in great robustness and resilience in our national economy, noting that this prompts all to firmly believe that the current hardships will soon be over, particularly as the state is exerting utmost efforts to mitigate their impact on Egyptian people.

The president stressed that the state is working on maintaining the necessary momentum to complete development projects and economic growth, in order to keep the high levels of operation and secure the state’s ability to protect food and energy security for the citizens, despite the harsh global conditions in these two areas.

The president reiterated that the Prophet’s course of life confirms to every person of insight that hardships are accompanied by ease and that Allah is with those who are patient, those who do good seeking to please Allah and achieve the benefit of the people.

He concluded saying: “As we seek good, guidance and common good, we have trust in Allah Almighty and in the ability of our steadfast and proud people to surmount the challenges no matter how difficult they are, to turn dreams into reality and create a prosperous and safe future.”

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