The Shepparton celebration of the birth of the prophet Mohommed will be seen across the world.ASHLEIGH WILLIAMSON February 15, 2013 4:36am
Festival organiser Imran Syed says the aim of the event was to develop peace and harmony and promote the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed.
An Islamic gathering in Shepparton celebrating the birth of the prophet Mohammed will stream live on the internet.
The Sa’daat Foundation will host the third annual Mawlid al Nabi (Peace be upon him) gathering at Eastbank on Sunday.
Foundation founder Imran Syed expected at least 600 people to attend the celebration.
Mr Syed said his friend Imam Khalid Hessein was travelling from Leicester, England, to be among the event’s guest speakers.
He said guests from Melbourne would help stream the celebration live in languages such as Arabic, English, Turkish and Urdu.
‘‘There will be eight to 10 countries watching,’’ he said.
‘‘We hope to have (Islamic) scholars from Canada, the US and the UK come next year.’’
The celebration has moved to Eastbank this year because its high number of guests struggled to fit in smaller mosques during the past two years.
Australia’s most famous Nasheed (Islamic singing) artists Ahbab Al Mustafa will travel from Sydney to perform on Sunday.
Mr Syed said anyone was welcome to attend.
‘‘We want to develop peace and harmony and promote the teachings of the Prophet,’’ he said.
‘‘There is misconceptions about the true teachings of Islam .
Mr Syed formed the Sa’daat Foundation in August last year to promote Islam and multiculturalism, organise Islamic festivals and gatherings, and provide help to the community, particularly new arrivals.
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