Sombre New Year's eve celebration for some

  • Nation
  • Friday, 02 Jan 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: While New Year’s eve may be observed with merrymaking and gaiety, others prefer a more sombre and tempered ap­­proach for the occasion.

A group of Muslims decided to hold Malam Cinta Rasul (Love The Prophet Night) filled with prayers and invocations, given that Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, also known as Maulidur Rasul, falls tomorrow.

The programme was organised by Yayasan Pendidikan Che­ras (YPC) with the cooperation of Kuala Lumpur City Hall, the Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Council (MAIWP), TV AlHijrah, and Richworks Group Sdn Bhd’s welfare and recreation organisation.

This year’s Malam Cinta Rasul took on the theme of Kenali, Dekati dan Cintailah Rasul (to know, to be close to, and to love the Prophet).

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was the guest of honour. YPC chairman Datuk Seri Syed Ali AlHabshee said the event intended to attract up to 100,000 participants, especially from the younger generation.

The same event was held at the same venue in conjunction with Malaysia’s 57th Merdeka celebration, attended by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

At the stroke of midnight, the attendees also prayed for the country as it entered the new year.

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