TANZANIA : MAULID, commemoration of the birth of the prophet Mohammed, is set to be celebrated at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma at the national level.
A statement issued by the National Muslim Council of Tanzania (Bakwata) and signed by its Secretary General, Sheikh Nuhu Mruma on Tuesday said that the celebrations would start on Wednesday evening until Thursday.
Sheikh Mruma revealed that the celebrations will be followed by the Maulid Council which will be held at Jakaya Kikwete Convention Center at 10:00am on the same day.
The guest of honor is expected to be President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
According to the statement, Thursday October 28, 2023 will be a public holiday.
“Mufti of Tanzania Sheikh Abubakar Zubeir on behalf of Bakwata wishes all Muslims a happy Maulid celebration and happy holiday,” said Mruma in the statement.
Around the Islamic world, Muhammad’s birthday is celebrated with religious lectures and recitals of verses from the Qur’an, in mosques decorated with lights to mark the occasion.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Mecca on 12 Rabi Ul Awalin the year 570 CE.