Tears Flow as Blessed Hair of Nabi ﷺ Is Viewed…
The Mawlid Commemorations and events related to the revered Nabi Muhammad ﷺ continues around parts of South Africa. On Thursday 23 January 2020 after Maghrib the CTIEC – Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre in Eagle Park hosted an historic occasion called ‘Sha’r Mubarak Ziyarah’. Muslims were able to view the hair of the beloved Nabi Muhammad’s ﷺ. “It is a reality that the viewing of the Hair of Nabi Muhammad ﷺ has such barakah, and is a cure to spiritual illness” mentioned Moulana Sayed Imraan, principal of CTIEC.
The Ziyara of the Prophet ﷺ blessed hair takes place every year at CTIEC in Cape Town at the Masjidul Kareem centre. As the scholars say, to see a part of the Prophet ﷺ body, is to see him.The Sha’r Ziyarah 1441 has seen over hundreds of people attend some were happy to be able to see the Hair of Rasoolulah ﷺ and others were in tears as they felt emotions while they viewed the Blessed Hair.
There are many beautiful Characteristics and benefits of the Prophet’s ﷺ blessed hair, as witnessed and experienced by the Community and in particular the Sayed Family, who have had the blessed hair in their family for many generations.
Head of the Cape Town Ulama Board, Mufti Sayed Haroon Al Azhari gave a brief speech about attaining blessings from the Blessed Hair, he also mentioned a Hadith from Bukhari: “Hazrat Umme Salma (radi allahu anha) kept the blessed hair of Nabi ﷺ in a silver casing. she used to remove the baal mubaarak from the casing and shake the blessed hair in the water. those who were ill would gain shifa (cure) after drinking this blessed water.” He further mentioned that The blessed hair is a cure for all diseases. The Sahaba would mix water with the hair and drink it for Shifa, others kiss it and some would only see it and be cured by its blessings.
The Gathering was educational as well as spiritual as various ulema attended and recited Nasheed/Qasaids. Guest reciter Hafez Noor Muhammed Khan Ziyaee from Johannesburg mesmerised the audience as he recited in his melodious voice while the viewing of the Blessed Hair took place. This was the 9th year that CTIEC hosted the Sha’r Mubarak event held at Masjidul Kareem. Women were allowed to attend, as separate facilities were provided and provisions to view the Blessed Hair was made for the sisters in attendance.
There was huge interest in the event with a number of people queuing for the blessed viewing and many staying on for some time after its 10pm closing time. All who attended were offered to drink the special water that touched the Blessed Hair.
The CTIEC – Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre said they are extremely grateful to all their guests and well wishers, the Ulema and also thanked The Media Teams who participated at the event.