South Auckland Muslim Association (SAMA) is organising a commemorative event to observe the birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on Sunday, November 25 at Malaeola Community Centre in Mangere.

Sunni Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad was born on the 12th day of Rabi’al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.

SAMA, like every year, has organised an event inviting community members, men, women and children to attend the commemoration ceremony.

Dignitaries and guests to the event include National List MPs Kanwalijit Bakshi, Dr Parmjeet Parmar and FIANZ President Dr Mustafa Farouk.

Dr Mustafa Farouk, a special guest from the UK Sheikh Zain-ul Aqtab-Siddiqi, and local Imams Haji Molvi Abdul Shafeez and Wasim Malik will also deliver a speech addressing the significance of the day for the Muslim community.

Activities at the event include Quran recitation, welcome address by the president, Naath recitation by public and SAMA madrasah students, Salaat-o-Salaam, and dua followed by Zuhr prayers and lunch.

SAMA has been hosting Milad-un-Nabi event for the last 15 years and has received over 2000 members attending the event.

Actual Milad-un-nabi will be observed on Tuesday, November 20, after dusk (Maghrib) till dawn on Wednesday, November, 21. On this day, Muslims across the globe observe fast, make special prayers, do Quran tilawat (recitation) and ask for forgiveness from Allah (swt).

The event will start from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Malaeola Community Centre, 16 Waokauri Place, Mangere, Auckland.