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Eid Milad-un-Nabi being celebrated with religious fervour

ISLAMABAD: Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) is being celebrated with great religious zeal and fervour across the country on Friday.

The day dawned with thirty-one guns salute at the federal capital and twenty-one guns salute at all the provincial capitals. Special prayers for the unity of Muslim Ummah and progress and prosperity of the country were offered in the mosques after Fajr prayers.

Special conferences, events and Mehfil-e-Milad are being arranged to pay respect to the last messenger whose life and teachings are a beacon of light for the whole mankind.

In connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH), an International Rehmatul-lil-Alameen (SAWW) Conference will be held in Islamabad under the auspices of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The opening session of the conference will be chaired by President Dr Arif Alvi while Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over the concluding session.

Prominent religious scholars and foreign delegates will participate in the Conference and threw light on various aspects of the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). As part of the Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) celebrations, the government has decided to observe Ishq-e-Rasool Week from tomorrow.

President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the Muslim world leaders to put forth a unanimous demand before the international organizations to ensure sanctity of the Holy Prophet(PBUH) and desist from blasphemy and desecration.

In his message to the nation on the occasion, the president said that the condemnable incidents of blasphemy in the West, had invited the wrath of Muslims across the globe. He said such incidents, created disintegration and also violated the spirit of interfaith harmony and dialogue.

He said it is essential to spread the teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the true message of the Holy Quran in order to better tackle Islamophobia and highlight real spirit of Islam.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) established Madina State with Justice, fraternity and equality which is a role model for the entire world.

In a statement on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad, he said that the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are forbearance, patience and tolerance must be disseminated to promote peace, tranquility and interfaith harmony across the world.