To commemorate the God's Last Prophet's birthday, the Religious Chanting Band will perform at the Damanhur Opera House on Friday, September 29.
They will present a diverse selection of songs and religious supplications that honor the Prophet of Islam Mohamed (SWA) like “Bardat Al Boseiry” and “Enny Jaaltoka fil Fouad Mohadathy”.
Among the band members who are set to perform are Hossam Saqr, Mohamed Abdel Tawab, Ahmed Hassan, Taha Hussein, Hatem Zayed, Fares Abdel Aal, and Samah Abbas. Basma Abdel Qader will also be the guest of honor at the celebration.
The Prophet's birthday falls annually on the twelfth day of the month Rabi’ al-Awwal, which is considered one of the most sacred holidays in Islam.
During this celebration, Egyptians decorate their local mosques with lights, attend lectures about the Prophet's life and virtues, recite the Qur’an, litanies, and devotional poetry of the Prophet.
They also enjoy festive gatherings and traditional sugar candies like Aroust Elmouled, which was first introduced during the Fatimid Caliphate era.
This holiday is also a busy travel time, with increased traffic congestion and crowded public transportation. Many government offices, private businesses, and financial institutions close for at least two days to honor the holiday.
The celebration reflects the significance of religion in Egyptian society.