Athens (IP) - The Eid al-Mab'ath celebration was held in Athens with the presence of a group of Iranians living in Greece, diplomats and members of various Iranian organizations and institutions.

Iran PressEurope: Malik Hossein Givzad, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Athens, attended the celebration of  Eid al-Mab'ath and gave a speech about the life and character of the beloved Prophet of Islam (PBUH) as a good example.

Poetry recitation and screening footage about the beloved Prophet of Islam (PBUH) were among the other programs of the Maba'ath celebration in Athens, the capital of Greece.

Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid al-Mab'ath, an important day in the history of Islam on which Prophet Muhammad was chosen as God's final messenger and started his prophetic mission.

Muhammad (PBUH) often retreated to the Hira cave outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to pray to God, and to reflect on life.

Prophet Muhammad was nearly 40 on August 10, 610 CE when the angel Gabriel descended and asked him three times to read the holy Quran revealed to him. Muhammad, who did not know how to read and write, was then able to read in full and began to teach others the holy words of God. 219

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