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CAIRO – 26 November 2017: The Supreme Council of Sufi Orders decided Saturday to hold the annual celebration of the Mawlid al-Nabawi (celebration of Prophet Mohamed’s birthday) next Friday.
Despite Friday’s bombing attack on Al-Rawdah mosque in Arish, Abdel Hadi al-Qasabi, president of the Council said that the celebration will be held on Friday inside the famous Al-Hussein mosque and all yards nationwide, council media advisor Ahmed Qandil said in a statement.
The council, however, decided to cancel the Sufi parade that heads from Sheikh Saleh Al-Gaafary mosque to Al-Hussein Mosque, the statement reads. The decision came in tribute to the victims of the deadly attack on Arish mosque and to ease the security burden.
Al-Qasabi decided to hold an emergency meeting on Saturday following the Arish bombing attack to discuss the impact of the incident on the celebration.
A number of militants stormed Al-Rawdah Mosque in west Arish City during the Friday prayers, according to eyewitnesses, and detonated an explosive device.
The Egyptian Prosecutor General Nabil Sadeq reported Saturday 305 people dead including 27 children at least and 128 injured in the incident.