By Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times
President Joyce Banda on Friday wished Malawi Muslims well in the occasion of Eid-e-Milad, marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad.
Malawi Muslims join the rest of the world to mark the day of the birth of Islam leader, Prophet Muhammad –Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH).
State House Press Officer Tusekele Mwanyongo told Nyasa Times that President Banda “wishes a Happy Ziyarah [to] all Muslims in Malawi [and around the world] as they gather today, January 25, 2013, to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.”
Mwanyongo said President Banda “respects Muslim’s belief in Prophet Muhammad as a messenger and prophet of God and the last prophet sent by God for mankind.”
On the auspicious occasion, Muslim Association of Malawi say Mulsims will be gathering together reciting parts of the Qu’ran, narrating the history of the Prophet’s birth and signs that accompanied it.
Prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 570, the year of the Gregorian calendar. Precise date of his birth is unclear, however, Muslims observe Muhammad’s birthday on the 12th day of the third month of the Islamic calendar.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :