President al-Assad participates in the religious celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad in Al-Murabit Mosque in Damascus

 President Bashar al-Assad participated in the religious celebration held by the Ministry of Awqaf this afternoon, commemorating the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in mosque Al-Murabit Mosque in Damascus. The President performed the noon prayer, which was headed by the Grand Mufti of Damascus Sheikh Abdulfattah al-Buzem.

The ceremony began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Sheikh Salim Abdo Al-Akkad.

The Minister of Awqaf, Dr. Mohamed Abdel SattarEl Sayed, delivered a speech in which he referred to the lofty meanings of this anniversary and the example of the Prophet Muhammad which should be followed by all humanity, and is manifested in the preservation of human rights and self-sacrifice, the sin  of self killing, advocating the safeguard of women rights and terminating the enslavement  of people.

The Minister pointed out that the Prophet called for the rule of reason and science and urged on all human beings to have morals, friendship and brotherly relations with others without any discrimination because of religion or race, stressing that true Islam is the religion of moderation, which rejects extremism, killing and terrorism.

The Minister of Awqaf addressed President al-Assad, saying: With you and thanks to your firm positions, Syria won, the Islam won, the army and people won, paying tribute to the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army who face terrorism and Turkish-Erdogan Brotherhood occupation with courage.

The Minister added that Syria has maintained its independence, safeguarded the dignity of its people and defended its soil with the Syrian Arab army who achieved the interests of the people despite the West enemies and its terrorist extremist agents.

The ceremony was concluded with a call by Sheikh Adnan al-Afyouni, the Mufti of Damascus and its countryside, to preserve Syria and its people andarmy, preserve Al-Assad, save the homeland from terrorism, mercy on the martyrs and heal the wounded so that Syria can return stronger, safer and prosperous.

The ceremony included religious prayers for Sheikh Salim Abdo Akkad and his band.

A number of senior state and party officials, Islamic scholars and a crowd of citizens attended the ceremony.

Inas Abdulkareem