Eid Miladun Nabi celebrations begin with religious fervour, zeal
President Alvi urges Ummah’s joint call against blasphemy
As usual, the day dawned with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salute in all the provincial capitals while special prayers for the unity of Muslim Ummah and progress and prosperity of the country were also offered in the mosques after Fajr prayers.
Almost every street in the country has been decorated with flags, lights and banners to welcome the day. Faithfuls were out on the streets early inviting people to join them for gatherings and rallies to mark the day.
Special conferences, events and Mehfil-e-Milad are being arranged to pay respect to the Last Messenger (PBUH) whose life and teachings are a beacon of light for mankind.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in connection with Eid Miladun Nabi, will address an International Rehmatul Lil Aalameen Conference in Islamabad conducted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.
The opening session of the conference will be chaired by President Dr Arif Alvi, while Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over the concluding session. The government has also decided to observe Ishq-e-Rasool (PBUH) Week from tomorrow (Saturday).
In their Eid-i-Milad messages, President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the Muslim leaders to make a unanimous demand to the world community to ensure the sanctity of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and desist from blasphemy and desecration.
President Alvi urged the Muslim world leaders to put forth a unanimous demand before the international organisations to ensure the sanctity of the Holy Prophet Khatam-un-Nabiyeen (PBUH).
In his message to the nation, the president said that the condemnable incidents of blasphemy in the West had invited the wrath of Muslims across the globe. “Such incidents, created disintegration and also violated the spirit of interfaith harmony and dialogue,” said Dr Alvi. He added that it was essential to spread the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the true message of the Holy Quran in order to better tackle Islamophobia and highlight the real spirit of Islam.
The president greeted the countrymen on Eid Mailadun Nabi (PBUH) marking the Holy Prophet’s birth anniversary who, he said, had purged the society of ignorance and oppression.
He said the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was sent as a mercy for the whole of mankind and humanity’s real success lied in adhering to his teachings.
The president viewed that Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s teachings were a role model for humanity besides being essential for a better understanding of Islam.
He said in the early Islamic history, the Holy Quran and the personality of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) were the only sources to attract people towards Islam.
He said the Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s teachings taught peace, brotherhood and mutual respect to the people. Even during the battles, he had set moral bindings, ensured rights to slaves, women and helpless people, besides providing a basis for interfaith harmony.
Considering their importance, he said all the followers must play their role to promote the teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH) besides reflecting the same in their lives.
The president prayed to Allah Almighty to make all the countrymen truly follow the Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s teachings as well as for the progress and prosperity of the country.
Referring to the growing threat from the second wave of coronavirus in the country, the president advised the people to adhere to anti-COIVD precautions, particularly during Milad processions to prevent spread of the disease.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) established the state of Madinah with justice, fraternity and equality which is still a role model for the entire world.
“Teachings of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) are forbearance, patience and tolerance must be disseminated to promote peace, tranquillity and interfaith harmony across the world,” said PM Imran Khan.