Ukrainian Capital Kiev marks Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Birthday


JNN 09 Jan 2012 Kiev : Ukrainian Muslims have gathered in the country’s capital of Kiev to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Press  reports.

Ukrainian Muslims commemorated the anniversary by holding ceremonies such as Quran recitations and presenting lectures on the significant events of the Prophet’s life.

About sixty thousand Muslims live, work and practice their religion in Kiev along with another two million throughout Ukraine.

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and received his first revelation from God through the Angel Gabriel at the age of forty.

Shia Muslims celebrate his birth anniversary on the 17th of Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar, while the Sunnis celebrate it on the 12th day of the same month.

Iranians hold celebrations from 12 to 17 of Rabi’ al-awwal to respect both denominations.

Related links : Prophet Mohd. Birthday Documentary in Kiev

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s