Rejuvenate your love for Prophet Muhammad, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be Upon Him, at the 8th Global Mawlid Festival 2021!
A SimplyIslam Academy production in collaboration with Sufilive.
SimplyIslam Academy UK, in collaboration with SimplyIslam.sg is pleased to present the Global-Blockbuster Mawlid Event of the Year – The 8th Global Mawlid Festival 2021 – ‘The Rejuvenation of Love’. This 8th edition of our annual Mawlid Festival will be a monster 12-hour Online Mawlid Festival!
This year’s theme, “The Rejuvenation of Love” evokes Love for the Prophet, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be Upon Him. Our relationship with the most Beloved (ﷺ) is the most special and unique of Love. There are no parallels that can be drawn as a comparison. As the Prophet told us: “None of you believes until he loves me more than he loves his children, his parents, and all people.”
“The Rejuvenation of Love” rejuvenates that ideal of Love in our hearts. It carries a special meaning in how we Love the Prophet, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be Upon Him, and also in relation to Allah’s relationship with His Beloved (ﷺ). This is the ideal of Love that we should all strive towards, and honour and nurture it within our hearts. May this bring us closer to the Divine Love such as has been described of the Love that Allah The Glorious has for His Beloved, Prophet Muhammad, Allah’s Peace & Blessings be upon him.
The mawlid, or the birth of the blessed Prophet Muhammad (s) is considered by Muslims to be the single greatest event in humankind’s history. Indeed, it was a momentous cosmic event. Ibn Kathir, the accomplished muhaddith (hadith master), muffasir (Qur’anic exegete), historian and qadi (judge), noted in his multi-volume work, al-Bidaya wa al-niyaha, that it was an occasion in which “Paradise and the skies were decorated and the angels moved about in continuous processions. The palace of Chosroes was shaken and the fire of 1000 years ceased to burn.”
In addition to reciting poetry in praise of the Habib Allah (the Beloved of Allah), the Mawlid should move us to ponder and reflect upon the ethical nature and moral message of the Prophet Muhammad (s). Described by Allah as a “mercy for all of mankind,” the Mawlid reminds us of the qualities we should strive to implement on a daily basis.
As such, the mawlid is an event whereby Muslims not only have an opportunity to come to know the Prophet, pause and reflect on their character and check themselves against the behaviour of the Prophet Muhammad (s), but it also gives us an opportunity to come to love him. After all, the Prophet told us: “None of you believes until he loves me more than he loves his children, his parents, and all people.”
Muslims, scholars and lay people alike have celebrated the Mawlid throughout the ages to instill this love in us and offer us the hope of intercession. In the words of Jalal al-din al-Suyuti, the polymath, mujtahid Imam and mujadid (renewer) of the tenth Islamic century, the person who celebrates the Mawlid is “rewarded because it involves venerating the status of the Prophet and expressing joy at his honourable birth.”
Thus, let us all come together at MawlidFest 2021 – The Rejuvenation of Love, to celebrate the “mercy to all mankind”, the greatest blessing that we have been adorned with, our most Beloved Prophet Muhammad, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be Upon Him.
The 8th MawlidFest 2021 will have an extraordinary array of international Islamic scholars including:
Shaykh Hisham Al-Kabbani (USA)
Sidi Aftab Malik (Australia)
Abdul Rehman Malik (Canada)
Dr Tarek Elgawhary (USA)
Dr Shadee Elmasry (USA)
Ustadh Chad Earl (USA)
Ustadh Syed Mohsen Alsagoff (Singapore)
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus (USA)
Shaykh Hisham Hellyer (UK)
Shaykh Ahmed El-Azhary (Egypt)
Ustadh Muhammad Salleh (Singapore)
Ustadh Zahid Zin (Singapore)
Ustadha Fatin Afika (Singapore)
Ustadha Khadijah Ramli (Singapore)
In addition, MawlidFest 2021 participants will also be treated to a host of reciters and performers including:
The world-renowned Singapore Haqqani Ensemble
Habib Syech Assegaf & Ahbab Al-Mustafa (Indonesia)
Al-Firdaus Ensemble (Spain)
Shamail Muhammadiyah Ensemble led by Sidi Boujia Ismail (Morocco)
Sidi Anass Samsar (Morocco)
Lah Ahmad (Malaysia)
Don’t miss this once in a year opportunity. Join us at MawlidFest 2021 on Saturday, 27 November 2021. Register NOW at: https://mawlidfest.com/