Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrated with religious fervour, gaiety across Jammu

Members of Muslim community taking out a procession in Bhaderwah town on occasion of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi on Friday. -Excelsior/Tilak
Members of Muslim community taking out a procession in Bhaderwah town on occasion of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi on Friday. -Excelsior/Tilak

No procession taken out in city in view of COVID

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 30:- Eid-Milad-un-Nabi -the birthday of Prophet Mohammed was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across the Jammu region today. Though due to COVID Pandemic no religious processions and big gatherings and congregations were held, however the Day was observed by members of Muslim community with full enthusiasm and fervour by holding special prayer meetings in all mosques during the Namaz.
However, in view of the COVID guidelines and SOPs no procession was taken as has been a usual practice in any part of the Jammu district on the occasion. Special prayers were held to rid the mankind of the Pandemic which has taken heavy toll all over the Globe. The Muslim clerks on the occasion also threw light on the significance of the day and life and teachings of Prophet Mohammed.
They said Islam is religion of peace, brotherhood and devotion to God. The Islam has laid bases on good principles of humanism. They appealed the people to follow the teachings of holy Quaran and Prophet Mohammed who has shown the path of righteousness and humanity to whole world. Prophet fought against oppressor and sided with oppressed to seek justice for them, they said.
However amid outbreak novel Corona Virus fear, Eid-Milad-un-Nabi was celebrated with religious fervor, gaiety and enthusiasm in Bhadarwah, while following all SOPs and guidelines issued by Government and local administration.
On the auspicious occasion of Milad-un-Nabi several programmes including recitation of Quraan, Dars-e-Quraan, Dars-e-Hadees and Naat Khawani (devotional songs) were held in different mosques of Bhadarwah.
To celebrate this auspicious day, people gathered in their respective mosques to participate in the congregation and processions.
At Bhadarwah town, the main function was held under the chairmanship of president Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhadarwah Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh at historical Jamia Masjid Bhadarwah, where dozens of devotees took part in religious procession which was taken out from Jamia Masjid and after passing through Masjid Mohallah, Pasri Bus Stand, Qilla Mohallah, Thada Mohalla, Dharampura it culminated back at Jamia Masjid.
While speaking on the occasion, speakers urged upon the people to follow the guidelines of Prophet Mohammad for the betterment of society and to maintain brotherhood in the world.
People also celebrated this auspicious day by distributing sweets, Pudding and other items.
“Prophet came in the world not for selected tribes but for the whole humanity and Prophet was the epitome of peace, justice and kindness. There is a need to follow the sayings of Quraan for peace and prosperity,” said president Anjuman-e-Islamia, Bhadarwah, Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh, adding that in view of outbreak of novel Corona Virus, the gathering was restricted for selected persons, beside special prayers were offered to get rid from this deadly virus.