Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi delivered a speech on Wednesday at the celebration marking (Mawlid Al-Nabi) Prophet Mohamed’s birth He extended his sincerest greetings to the great people of Egypt and all Arab and Islamic peoples.
Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el-Tayyeb, Awqaf Minister Mokhtar Gomaa, Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohamed Zaki, as well as a number of ministers and State dignitaries took part in the celebration
In his speech, President Sisi highlighted his reflections over the life of Prophet Mohamed, pointing out that the life of the Prophet is an inexhaustible source of lessons and wisdom along with the values of honesty, sincerity, devotion, mercy and the virtue of patience in the face of formidable hardships.
“From the events of his life, we see how the will of Allah manifests and how believers persevere in their faith through work and good deeds, until the victory of Allah comes near, for the faithful of His servants,” President Sisi said.
In the course of life of the Prophet, there are many values that transcend time and place. Perhaps those include steadfastness on the truth and faith, particularly in times of hardships, he added.
The president went on to say that the Prophet (PBUH) had to pass so many harsh tests. The Prophet and his message faced enormous ordeals and hardships. Steadfastness in the face of those severe storms was great and lofty, with an unshakable faith in the victory of Allah and unceasing work that knows no path to idleness, he remarked.
According to President Sisi, celebration of the Birth of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) this year comes as the world is passing through extreme circumstances that evoke memories of stress, anxiety and turmoil, unseen in long decades.
These circumstances vary from the health catastrophe caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and its profound economic repercussions, resulting from the halt of production in the largest world countries, and the wave of global price hikes that ensued, the Russia-Ukrainian crisis exacerbated the situation severely.
This, the president said, forced major world countries to raise interest rates in an unprecedented manner, in the hope of containing inflation, which prompted a heavy exodus of capital from developing states to rich countries. This resulted in the foreign exchange crisis that our economy and many other emerging economies are facing.
“A sweeping storm like that one was enough, in normal circumstances, to completely crush our economy and annihilate many of the accomplishments of the Egyptian people.”
The president pointed out also that the past eight years of extensive development work, which was unprecedented in magnitude, scale, and speed, resulted in great robustness and resilience in our national economy. This prompts all to firmly believe that the current hardships will soon be over, particularly as the state is exerting utmost efforts to mitigate their impact on Egyptian people, Sisi said.
Meanwhile, the president stressed that the state is working on maintaining the necessary momentum to complete development projects and economic growth, in order to keep the high levels of operation and secure the state’s ability to protect food and energy security for the citizens, despite the harsh global conditions in these two areas.
The president reiterated that The Prophet’s course of life confirms to every person of insight that hardships are accompanied by ease and that Allah is with those who are patient, those who do good seeking to please Allah and achieve the benefit of the people. “As we seek good, guidance and common good, we have trust in Allah Almighty and in the ability of our steadfast and proud people to surmount the challenges no matter how difficult they are, to turn dreams into reality and create a prosperous and safe future.”