Milad Al Nabi event under Diaca today

DUBAI — The Dubai Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities (Diaca) is organising activities in connection with Milad Al Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), at the Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Mosque in Umm Suqeim this evening.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Sat 8 Apr 2006, 11:06 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:50 PM

Milad Al Nabi is celebrated by all Muslim nations in the world on the 12th of Rabi Al Awwal.

As part of the celebration, the department also is organising lectures on the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in more that 42 mosques in various parts of Dubai.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, Director-General of Diaca, said that the celebration on this occasion, which is important for all Muslims, comes as part of Diaca's strategic plan for this year.

"The Diaca is a pioneering department in the field of preaching as well as religious and charitable guidance, not only in the UAE but in the whole region. It plays a great role in spreading Islamic culture and linking Muslims with the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to make them learn from it the patience and the power of belief, as well as Islamic ethics and values.

According to Dr Omar Al Khateeb, Director of Islamic Guidance Section, the Diaca is organising 427 lectures on the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in various mosques of Dubai. Two lectures will be delivered weekly after Isha prayers, 9pm on Sundays and Tuesdays in Deira, Monday and Wednesday in Bur Dubai. Around 43 lectures will be delivered at mosques of Hatta and four lectures at the Dubai Police Department in Al Faqa.

He added that there is coordination between the Diaca and the Dubai Educational Zone to deliver 32 lectures in schools. Besides four lectures in Al Wasl Sports Club.

“The Diaca assigned its most qualified preachers to deliver these lecture and to educate the Muslims about Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him),” Dr Al Khateen noted.

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