Nation celebrates Eid Milad Nabi with religious fervour

Oct 19, 2021: Eid Milad-un-Nabi, a day of spiritual significance in Islam, is being celebrated today with traditional religious fervor across the country.

12 Rabi ul Awwal is the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Already marked a public holiday, this year the day is being celebrated with extra zeal as per the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The federal and provincial governments have already worked out an emergency security plan with law enforcement agencies to protect today’s rallies and other events.

The days activities include  Naat concerts, conferences and fireworks in the federal and provincial capitals with a salute of 31 and 21 cannons respectively. Special prayers are to offered in the mosques for Islam and religious teachings, unity, solidarity, development and welfare of the Muslim community.

State and religious organizations, Milad committees and individuals have planned a number of activities, including processions, seminars, conferences and debates on the occasion of the annual event. Distribution of sweets and food is planned in markets, schools, colleges, orphanages, the disabled and others.

The main Milad procession in Islamabad will start from Bhutto Cricket Ground, near Sitara Market in Sector G7. Several small processions will join the main procession. The Milad procession will end at the shrine of Imam Bari’s father in Aabpara. Local Milad Committees have developed a comprehensive plan for holding Eid Milad-un-Nabi processions across the country.

Provincial and district Sira committees have already finalized the plan for holding Sira Majalis. Naat recitation, speeches of scholars on the topics of Sira, especially the topic of this year’s National Sira Conference and Quiz. The streets and alleys as well as the bazaars, shopping centers, government and private buildings are beautifully decorated and illuminated with lights, colors and banners with inscriptions on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi.

Many shopkeepers have set up colorful stalls with a unique collection of badges, stickers, flags and banners inscribed with religious slogans to pay homage to the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

In his message, President Dr. Arif Alvi said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) united human beings for the oneness of God and these are the characteristics of those who made each other’s worst enemies, benefactors of each other.

The President said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) established a welfare state where the rich and the poor have equal rights. Appreciating the efforts of the present government to make Pakistan a model welfare state in the style of Riyasat Madina, he hoped that all resources would be utilized for this purpose.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the arrival of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the world brought a revolution in the society. He said that it was the effect of the life of the Holy Prophet that the Arab tribes, which had been suffering from internal strife for centuries, emerged as one nation.

The Prime Minister said that in this state system minorities were protected, the poor and needy were taken care of and the rights and responsibilities of the state and its citizens were defined.

He said that the government has formed the Rehmat-ul-Ulameen Authority to inform the people and the world about the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

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