Muslims across the country observing Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi
DHAKA, Jan 4, 2015 Nirapad News : Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi is being observed in the country today commemorating the birth of Great Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) 1,442 years ago on this day of the month of Rabiul Awal with divine blessings for the mankind.
The Muslims across the country will join special prayers and stage colourful street marches to mark the day which is also the day of “Ofat (departure)” of the Prophet (PBUH).
Various religious, socio-political and cultural organizations have chalked out elaborate programmes in the capital and elsewhere in the country marking the day.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages on the occasion greeted the countrymen and the Muslims across the world.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said the Almighty Allah sent Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) to this world as a blessing for the entire mankind.
He said the Prophet (PBUH) has been successful in discharging his duty of establishing ‘tawhid’ in the world with his efficiency, greatness, tolerance, hard work, devotion and limitless sufferings, His relentless efforts removed untruth, injustice and malpractice from the world and removed the darkness to illuminate the world with the light of truth, the President added.
Abdul Hamid said the ideals of the Prophet in all spheres, including earning livelihood through toiling, helping the poor, showing respect to one another, tolerance to different opinions and establishing dignity of women are unique and to be followed by all.
The ‘Madina Charter’, the first written constitution of the history, which was formulated under the leadership of the Prophet (PBUH) in the year 622, contains the declaration of establishing the rights and dignity of all irrespective of religion, colour and cast, he mentioned.
The President observed that the overall welfare of the mankind could be ensured by following the teachings of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in all aspects.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, expressed profound respect to the Prophet (PBUH) on the occasion of his birth and death anniversary.
With the advent of the holy Prophet, the entire mankind received guidance filled with welfare, human values and morality, she said.
The Prophet came to this world as a blessing and worked for establishing brotherhood, justice and equity-based society, the premier said adding that Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) was a universal divine messenger (Rahmatullil Al-Amin).
There are trails of justice, peace and progressiveness in the Prophet’s ideals and the religion Islam, Sheikh Hasina said.
She expressed firm conviction that the proper practice of the code of life of the Prophet, who is ‘Rahmatullil Al-Amin’ and ‘Uswatun Hasana’, can ensure restoration of peace in the present conflicting world.
“I wish peace and welfare of the country, nation and the Muslim ummah as well as all the people across the world,” the premier said.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader in the Jatiya Sangsad (parliament) Begum Rawshan Ershad and BNP chairperson Begum Kahleda Zia also issued separate messages on the occasion of holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi (PBUH).
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private television channels as well as radio stations will air special programmes, while newspapers will publish supplements highlighting the significance of the day.
Meanwhile, Islamic Foundation began a fortnight-long programme including a ‘book fair’ at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on the occasion of the Miladunnabi.
Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman will inaugurate the programme at the east side of the mosque which will remain open for all from 9 am to 8pm everyday from January 3 to January 17. Religious Affairs Ministry Secretary Chowdhury Mohammad Babul Hasan will be present as the special guest while Director General of Islamic Foundation Samim Mohammad Afzal will chair the function.
The other programmes includes waz mahfil, seminar, Islamic calligraphy, poster and book exhibition on the Prophet (PBUH), book fair, qirat and hamd-naat competition for the students and discussion meetings.
Besides, different mosques, madrashas and various religious organisations in the capital and elsewhere across the country will also hold milad mahfil on the occasion.
Jatiya Press Club will organize a doa mahfil and discussion after Jumma prayer on the day.
Dhaka City unit of Awami League will also hold a milad and doa mahfil at its party office on Bangabandhu Avenue at 4 pm.
Like other organizations, BNP and Jatiyabadi Ulema Dal will also organize a milad mahfil at BNP party headquarters in capital’s Naya Paltan area at 11 am