Egypt’s First Lady Intissar al-Sisi congratulated the Egyptian people on the occasion of the anniversary of Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi did not disappoint Egyptians insulted by the latest French cartoons when he held a joint Monday press conference with his counterpart. But a presser can only last for so long.
Famed Lebanese actor Nicolas Mouwad was chosen by American director David Helling to play the role of Prophet Abraham.
“Let’s restore the position of our homeland as a centre of science and culture for all humanity, and let’s revive decency and virtue in our country,” President Sisi said.
The Netherlands's ambassador in Cairo has met with Al-Azhar Imam and Egypt’s Grand Mufti to explain his government’s opposition to a cartoon contest of Prophet Mohamed.
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.
Sufis dress in colorful clothing and energetically parade through the streets performing “dhikr” (remembrance of God).
Dar al-Iftaa announced that Rabi’ al-Awwal will start November 20, adding that the Mawlid al-Nabawi will take place December 1.