The Islamic High Council of Australia celebrated the birthday of Prophet Mohammed, peace upon him, on Sunday, December 12 in Sydney.
Ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi and First Secretary Noura Saleh attended the ceremony with many Australian officials including Mr David Colman MP representing the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mr Tony Burke MP representing the leader of the Opposition Mr Bill Shorten. In addition, a high caliber delegation from Malaysia and Indonesia attended the ceremony.
The Mawlid was an opportunity for the Muslim community in NSW (more than 5000 attended) to introduce their joy of the Birthday of Prophet Mohammad through very special and cheerful songs and significant Concert. The main message of the songs and the event was to show the peaceful nature of Islam, to condemn all types of terrorism and extremism and to highlight the fact that Islam is merciful for all people in the globe and a guide from darkness to light.
It was a cheerful and happy occasion and a source of joy and unity.