Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) will be celebrated across the country today (Sunday) with religious fervor and on this occasion various functions would be held where the ulema and other speakers would ask the people to follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to get success in this world and the hereafter.
The day will dawn with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in provincial capitals. Special prayers will be offered for the country’s prosperity in particular and the Muslim Ummah in general.
Rallies will be held in all cities, including Lahore, to celebrate the day. Millions of people are likely to participate in the rallies for which police and security agencies have adopted tight measures to avoid any untoward incident.
Various CCTV cameras have been installed by the district government to monitor rallies. The government, according to reports, has also increased security measures to ward off any subversive activities in the wake of rising tide of terrorism, especially in KP and Balochistan.
In Lahore, the central Eid-e-Milad procession will be taken out from the Railway Station. The procession will culminate at Data Darbar. Dozens of other processions from different parts of the city will merge with the central procession en route to Data Darbar. The participants of the procession will be showered with rose petals and rose water.
Apart from the central procession, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has planned a procession from the shrine of Hazrat Mian Mir (RA) to Chowk Yatim Khana.
On the other side, city mosques and important government and private buildings have been illuminated with colourful lights.
Meanwhile, Auqaf and Religious Affairs Department organized a Rehmatulil Aalimeen Conference on Saturday in connection with Eid Milad. Senior Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal, Auqaf Secretary Mian Abrar and Auqaf Director General Tahir Raza Bukhari and other religious scholars addressed the conference wherein they stressed the need for unity among Muslims to cope with rising Islamophobia in the world.
Moreover, Minhajul Quran International organized a Milad conference at Minar-e-Pakistan. Minhajul Quran founder Dr Tahirul Qadri virtually addressed the event, which was attended by thousands of people.
Dr Qadri congratulated religious scholars who participated in the event namely Sahibzada Dewan Ahmad Masood Chishti, Maulana Abdul Khubair Azad, Allama Syed Jawad Naqvi, Syed Ziaullah Shah Bukhari, Pir Syed Shams-ur-Rahman Mash’hadi and others.