ISLAMABAD : Preparations and arrangements for celebrating “Eid Milad-Un-Nabi” (PBUH) on 12th Rabi-ul-Awal, falling on January 4, are continue with religious fervour in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
The mosques, buildings and homes are being decorated with colorful lights, flags and banners etc to observe the birthday of Holy Prophet with religious zeal and zest. Vendors have established a number of stalls at every nook and corner of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, offering banners, badges, stickers and flags inscribed with the slogans paying respect and reverence to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Talking to media, Ali Hamza, a student of class 9th said Religious and cultural occasions are meant to be celebrated in a peaceful manner. After all, these occasions are meant to bring people closer to each other through their shared love and respect for the Prophet (PBUH). This religious festival should be celebrated with great fervor and in a peaceful manner just to show the whole world that we Muslims are united and followers of a peaceful religion, he added.
Asiya Haider, a teacher of history said, 12th of Rabi-ul-awal is an auspicious day which accounts for two major incidents in the history of Islam, the birth as well as the demise of our Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H)… If we ever ponder over it, we will realize that the reason why ALLAH chose the same day for his demise is because He does not want us to either celebrate it whole heartedly, or mourn intensely over His death; He always portrayed balance in his ways, she said.
By cutting cake on account of his birthday does not seem the right way, atleast to me’, she commented, the best way to reveal your happiness is by the recitation of Durood and follow His Islamic teachings in true manner, she added.
Banners and billboards containing information about different Naat competitions have been displayed at different entrance points of streets and main roads across the twin cities. Newspapers have also started publishing special supplements while television channels and radio stations have started special programmes since sighting of Rabi-ul-Awwal crescent to highlight different aspects of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Naat khawani and processions are also being planned by various social and religious organisations including, a one-day national Seerat conference, Seerat Majalis and Seerat Writing competitions have also been planned in order to popularize teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Moreover, Seerat meetings and seminars would also be arranged by foreign missions and other government departments in the country.
The Cinema Houses and TV Centres are asked to films and dramas on moral building themes etc instead of screening usual movies on 11th and 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, whereas it has also been decided that scholars and people belonging to all sects would play their role in maintaining law and order.
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