Pakistan News : Like other parts of the country, the residents of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad will be celebrating Jashan-e-Eid Milad-un-Nabi (peace be upon him) on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal with religious reverence and fervour, renewing the pledge to follow true teachings of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammed (Peace be upon him).
A large number of processions, comprising faithful on foot, motorcycles, cars, big trucks, vans and other vehicles, holding banners, green flags and placards, would be taken out in various areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The day will begin with special prayers for development, safety, peace, unity and brotherhood amongst the followers of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (Peace be upon him). Main procession would appear from Eidgah Sharif at about 8:40 a.m., which would be joined by around 2,000 other big and small processions.
Special security arrangements have been made to maintain law and order situation on the occasion of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal.
The District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar has imposed Section 144 and banned pillion riding in and around Rawalpindi city on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal. Violators will be punished strictly, the DCO warned.
District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar appealed to followers to end their processions till Maghrib.
All major government and private buildings, residential and commercial plazas, markets, mosques, roundabouts and even houses have been beautifully illuminated with colourful lights.
‘Mahfil-e-Milad’ and public meetings are being held in different parts of the country, while faithful are actively participating in the programmes organised by different local, religious and social organisations.
Qirat and Naat competitions would be held throughout the day in almost every nook and corner of the country to revive the real spirit of Islam and offer respect to the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).
Major event of the day would be the annual National Seerat Conference to be held later in the day in which prominent Ulema and scholars from across the country would deliver lectures on the Seerat, services, teachings and holy deeds of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammed Mustufa (Sallalah ho Aleh e Wa Ale-he-Wasallam).
Selected Ulema and scholars would present their articles on this year’s theme ‘Preaching strategy in the light of Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) teachings.’ Besides, such conferences would also be held at provincial headquarters, divisional and district levels to pay respect and homage to Allah Almighty’s Last Messenger (SAWW).
Congregations would be organised in all-important cities of the country where the preachers and scholars would highlight the teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (Peace be upon him) besides delivering lectures on his way of life.