KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Jan - The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) celebrated Mawlid 2016, the observance of the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad SAW which falls on the 12th day of Rabi'awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.
The theme Perpaduan Nadi Transformasi ATM (Unity Towards MAF Transformation) has been chosen for this year celebration.
1000 personnel from the MAF and MINDEF civilian staffs took part. The MAF CDF, YBhg General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr.) Haji Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin flagged off the march from the MINDEF parade ground towards the Khalid Al-Walid Mosque comprising of 6 contingents, namely the Senior MAF Officers, MAF HQ, Army HQ, RMN HQ, RMAF HQ and MINDEF civillian staffs.
The second phase of the celebration took place at the Khalid Al-Walid Mosque icluding the selawat and berzanji followed by a talk by Dr. Mohd Sukki bin Othman, a senior lecturer from UPM.
YBhg General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr.) Haji Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin then handed a cheque to the National Heroes Fund, an fund raising drive initiated bt the MINDEF mosque and all the MAF mosques around the country.