Muslims across the Islamic world took to the streets to celebrate the birthday of their religion's founder, Prophet Mohammad, on March 9. In Sibu YB Awang Bemee (facing camera) led a huge procession out from the Sibu Mosque to parade around part of the town. The following are colourful pictures of the happy Muslims taken before and during the procession at the mosque's compound.
Prophet Mohammad was born in Mecca in the year 570 AD and his birthday celebrations are regarded as a major event throughout the Islamic world. After the early morning prayers and sermons at the mosque, they would usually move to the streets, playing music and singing religious songs in praise of the Prophet.The annual celebration is an expression of love for Prophet Mohammad and also in remembering his contributions to the religion.