Shias join Sunnis in Eid Miladul Nabi celebrations under Islamic unity week. Sunni and Shia Muslims celebrate birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the month of Rabiul Awwal.
Shias join Sunnis in Eid Miladul Nabi
Factually, Sunni Bralevis of Pakistan celebrate the anniversary on 12th Rabiul Awwal while Shias mark celebrations on 17th.
Due to that reason, Shia Muslims observe Islamic unity week under weeklong Eid Miladul Nabi celebrations.
Imam Jafar Sadiq birth anniversary
However, Shia Muslims also observe birth anniversary of Imam Jafar Jafar Sadiq (AS) on 17th Rabiul Awwal.
12th Rabilul Awwal
Following a night of Mehfil-e-Naat, conferences, and fireworks, Sunday dawned with a 31-and 21-gun salute in the federal and provincial capitals, respectively.
Notably, Muslim offered special prayers for upholding and flourishing of Islam. They prayed for unity, solidarity, progress and welfare of the Muslim ummah after Fajr prayers.
Milaad and Conferences held
Meanwhile, organisers held special conferences, events and Mehaafil-e-Milaad to pay respect to the last messenger of God. Muslims believe Hazrat Mohammad’s (PBUH) sacred life and teachings remain beacon of light for the whole mankind.
Moreover, an International Rehmatul-lil-Alameen (SAW) Conference also held in Islamabad under the aegis of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony.
Interestingly, the theme of the conference was ‘State of Medina and concept of modern Islamic Welfare State – in the light of teachings of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).’
Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr Arif Alvi who chaired the sessions and their PTI have been promoting idea of state of Medina.
Furthermore, prominent ulema and scholars and foreign delegates participated in the conference.
They highlighted various aspects of the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).
Shias also join Sunnis
Shia parties such as MWM joined rallies and set up reception camps for them.
They also offered soft drinks and food at many places to the participants of Miladul Nabi (PBUH) rallies.