« Thousands of Sufis celebrated Prophet Muhammad’s birthday on Wednesday at the Al-Azhar Mosque Square in Cairo. Footage shows members of Sufi orders marching from Sidi Saleh al-Jafari Mosque to Sayyidoun al-Hussein Mosque.
Head of the Supreme Council of Sufi Orders, Abdel Hadi Al-Qasabi, congratulated Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the Egyptian people, and the Arab and Islamic nations on the holiday. Al-Qasabi called on God to bless Egypt with stability, progress and security, according to local media reports.
During the mass celebrations, Cairo’s Traffic Department blocked some streets until the procession was over.
Sufi groups, adherents of the ascetic-mystical trend in Islam, have not held celebratory marches on Mawlid Day for three years due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Many Muslims around the world celebrate the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday every year on the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, which falls on 27 September this year. »