SIALKOT/FAISALABAD/NOORPUR THAL/TT SINGH/ MANDI BAHAUDDIN/SANGLAHILL/SAMBRIAL/KAMALIA/GUJRANWALA/KASUR/HAFIZABAD/KASUR-Darkness prevailed in Arabia when there appeared a Man who was highly successful in lifting ignorant Bedouins and violent tribes of the peninsula from the gorge of ignorance to the heights of enlightenment.
The Man whom the world knows as Muhammad (SAWW) was the final Prophet of God and is globally placed atop amongst the most influential men in the known history of the mankind. The people He (SAWW) trained were capable enough to establish religion (Islam) of their Master (SAWW) as the sole super power in the world by defeating larger enemies on military and diplomatic fronts. The 12th of Rabiul Awwal, widely called as Eid Miladun Nabi , was birth date of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) which has become a day of public celebrations and is observed with fervour every year.
Eid Miladun Nabi (PBHU) was celebrated with religious fervency and enthusiasm as hundreds of processions were taken out and conferences held in all small and big town and cities across Punjab province on Friday.
Small processions taken out in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils later merged with the big processions. Conferences were also held by the religious parties, in which the local Ulema and Mushaikh highlighted the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
The district was decorated and illuminated with colourful lights, flags and buntings inscribed with Qur’anic verses and slogans. Almost every mosque was decorated to hold special programmes to celebrate the arrival of the Prophet of Islam. Various organisations held congregations to commemorate the arrival of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). Every family warmly welcomed the great day beyond the means with great religious fervour and utmost devotion. People arranged special feasts and food for distribution.
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The week-long Miladun Nabi (PBUH) celebrations are afoot in Sialkot district as various MIlad processions were taken out in Sialkot city.
Punjab Minister for Local Bodies Manshaullah Butt visited Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial teaching Hospital and the Sialkot District Jail on Eid Miladul Nabi (PBUH). He distributed gifts and sweets to the patients and jail inmates. He pledged to provide them with the quality medical and health facilities. Manshaullah led several Jashan-e-Eid Miladul Nabi (SAWW) processions taken out in various parts of Sialkot city. Sialkot Deputy Commissioner Dr. Farrukh Naveed and Sialkot District Police Officer (DPO) Asad Sarfraz Khan were also present on this occasion.
He also reviewed in details the security arrangements for Jashn Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) in Sialkot district. Sialkot Deputy Commissioner Dr Farrukh Naveed and Sialkot District Police Officer (DPO) Asad Sarfraz Khan were also present on this occasion.
143 Processions Taken Out
As many as 143 small and big Jashan Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) processions were taken out in Sialkot district. The police successfully implemented the foolproof security plan to avert any untoward incident), the DPO said. He added that 1,600 policemen were deputed on the special security of these processions taken out in Sialkot district’s all the four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils.
Deputy Commissioner Salman Ghani and CPO Athar Isamil took a round of the city and checked security and administrative arrangements at Gole Masjid Ghulam Muhammadabad, Jhang Bazaar, Darbar Gujjar Peer and other places. They offered Juma prayer at Gole Masjid.
They cut the cake of Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) at Chowk Ghanta Ghar. Members of Milad Committee Munir Ahmad Nurani, Waheed Khaliq Ramay and lovers of PBUH were also present. They hoisted a green flag at Clock Tower Chowk. They also distributed meal and juice to patients at Allied Hospital.
Meanwhile, meal was also distributed in DHQ, THQ hospitals, Model Children Home, SOS Village, Darulaman, Prisons and other centres. District administration arranged water and tea stalls at different points while six health camps were established in the routes of processions. Civil Defence volunteers and Rescue 1122 Service were along the processions.
Rallies have been conducted and ceremonies held in which people recited Darood Sharif. A large number of families were going out of their homes to the markets to witness the beautifully decorated bazaars. Public and private buildings were lightened up whereas green flags were raised at different chowks.
Like other parts of the country, Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was celebrated in Noorpur Thal with religious zeal and reverence. A large number of people participated in Milad processions. The main procession was taken out by Markazi Milad Committee. Allama Sher Sialvi led the procession which started from Masjid Ghousia and after passing through General Bus Stand, Kashmir Chowk, Hashmi Chowk and Kutchery Road, it culminated at Jamia Masjid Darbar Baba Syedan Shah.
In Toba Tek Singh, Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was observed across the district with religious zeal. Religious organisations took out a number of processions to mark the event. The main procession was taken out from Kamal Chowk and ended in Saddr Bazaar where a Milad ceremony was held. Maulana Munem Hasnain Siddiqui, Maulana Shamasuz Zaman Qadri and others addressed the ceremony. All the streets, roads, bazaars, government and private buildings and shopping centres were beautifully decorated and illuminated with lights, colours and banners bearing slogans concerning Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW).
In Mandi Bahauddin, Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was observed across the district with enthusiasm. Almost all streets and bazaars in every town, village and small localities were decorated with green flags bearing religious slogans. Public and private buildings were decorated and illuminated. Gates at entry points of streets were installed that wore beautiful looks. Numerous processions were taken out from different areas of the district. A large number of people including children and elderly ones participated in the processions. The participants were carrying flags and they recited durood on the Prophet (SAWW). Affluent people had installed various stalls in bazaars where milkshake was abundantly available for faithful to drink. Biryani was distributed to participants of the processions. Similar celebrations were witnessed in villages. People at Milad ceremonies were advised to shun petty differences over difference of opinion. Police provided foolproof security to processions. Rescue 1122 vehicles accompanied the processions to meet any emergency.
An official ceremony was also held at Press Club. The deputy commissioner, district police officer and the district council chairman addressed the ceremony. They stressed the need for adhering to the teachings of the Prophet (SAWW) for success in this life and hereafter.
In Sangla Hill, Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was celebrated with unprecedented zeal and fervour. The religious organizations and Milad committees had planned a number of activities, including Milad ceremonies, processions, seminars, conferences and discussion programmes to celebrate the event.
The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the flourishing of Islam and welfare of the Muslim Ummah. Later in the morning, numerous Milad processions were taken out to celebrate the day. Streets, roads, bazaars, shopping centres, government and private buildings were decorated with buntings and banners, and illuminated with lights. Decorative gates were also erected on major roads and streets. Vendors had set up colourful stalls with unique collection of badges, stickers, flags and banners inscribed with the slogans paying respect and reverence to the Prophet (SAWW). Foolproof security was provided to Milad processions and ceremonies.
In Sambrial, Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was celebrated with religious ardour. Roads, buildings, streets, chowks and vehicles were decorated. A number of processions and rallies were taken out and conferences were held across Sambrial tehsil to celebrate the event. The localities and villages where from Milad processions and rallies were taken out included Bhopawala, Malkhanwala, Majra Kalan, Sahowala, Baddokay Cheema, Begowala, Sahibkay Cheema, Jaithekay and Kharolian. The processions were taken out under tight security measures.
In Kamalia, celebrations of Eid Miladun Nabi were held with religious fervour. The day started with special prayers and na’at in mosques. Later in the morning, smaller processions from various mosques and localities began arriving at Kamalia Municipal Committee Square where they were welcomed by the municipal committee chairman. Milk and sweets were distributed to participants of the processions. The main procession of Miladun Nabi was then taken out from municipal committee office which was attended by people belonging to all walks of life. The participants were reciting na’at and durood-o-salam. Some of the participants dressed in Arab costumes and were riding horses and camels. Children were carrying banners and flags.
The procession was led by Ulema including Allama Sadiq Sialvi, Allama Manzoorul Latif Qamar, Maulana Hamid Hassan and others. The participants marched on fixed route passing through Saddr Bazaar, Clock Tower Chowk and Dr Nazar Chowk. They were welcomed by Kamalia Central Traders Union President Syed Akbar Ali and general secretary Kaleem Ullah Toor on the way to Eidgah Khaira-Shaheed where the procession culminated. Hundreds of policemen were deployed across the tehsil to respond to any untoward situation. All the security arrangements were monitored by DSP Mehr Saeed Sial.
In Gujranwala, the Prophet’s (SAWW) birthday was celebrated with religious zest. The main Milad procession was taken out from Shernawala Bagh. Pir Daud Rizvi led the procession. The procession after passing through fixed routs ended at Milad Chowk. All the main roads and streets of the city were decorated with colourful flags and lights. Foolproof security arrangements were ensured by police and district administration.
In Kasur, Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was observed with religious zeal and ardour. People arranged a number of processions and conferences in houses and at mosques wherein the speakers highlighted the importance of the day. Streets, roads, houses and buildings were beautifully decorated with colourful banners, and were illuminated with lights. Children set up replicas of mountains in streets in connection with Miladun Nabi (SAWW). People also installed the stalls of milk and other soft drinks to serve participants of Milad processions. The participants were also served with Biryani and sweets. Police had ensured foolproof security measures to guard the processions.