Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:51AM
Russian Muslims celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. Thousands of people have gathered in a concert hall in Moscow to listen to speeches and watch theatrical performances about the life and teachings of Islam's holiest figure.
It was a full house at a concert celebrating the birth of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Thousands of Muslims living in Moscow and elsewhere attended the occasion to listen speeches and performances dedicated to Eid-e- Milad un-Nabi. Russian government officials and ambassadors were among the guests. Artists from across Russia and abroad performed at a prestigious concert hall, which has seen many famous faces over the years. Performers came from as far as South Africa, Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina to take part in the festivities. Prophet Muhammad's life, his faith and teachings were highlighted throughout the evening in different theatrical performances. Over 6,000 people came to the concert, here in Moscow, to mark one of the greatest holidays in Muslim culture. As well as traditional music and religious readings, there was a showcase of Islamic culture, art and fashion. This is the 8th occasion that the Eide- Milad un-Nabi celebrations are being held on such a large scale in Moscow and it's getting bigger every year. Soon after the celebrations, guests leaving the venue were taken by surprise with a massive fireworks display.