Eid-e-Milad celebrated with religious zeal across Valley

Night-long prayers held at Hazratbal, Milad processions taken out, programmes organized

 

Srinagar, (KNS): The birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) was Wednesday observed with religious fervor, gaiety and enthusiasm across the valley during which thousands of devotees attended night-long prayers in major shrines especially Dargah Hazratbal in Srinagar.
The largest congregation was held at Hazratbal Shrine, which also houses the Holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), here on the embankments of world famous Dal Lake.
The relic was brought to Hazratbal, formerly known as Bagh-i-Sadiqabad, in eighth century and since then it become most revered shrine of Kashmir valley.
Thousands of devotes had participated in nightlong prayers preceding night. The devotees also had a glimpse of holy relic during which emotional scenes were witnessed at Hazratbal shrine.

Notably, the devotees had a glimpse of holy relic after each prayer today at Hazratbal shrine.
The speakers on the occasion also threw light on the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

During the course of day, huge number of devotees from all across the Valley thronged Hazratbal to attend the congregational prayers.
Authorities had made special arrangements for the devotees. The devotees also hailed the traffic arrangement.
“We pressed additional number of to vehicles to ferry the devotees. Special route plan was issued for smooth traffic movement,” said an official.
Besides private and public transport, State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) had made arrangements for ferrying devotees. Divisional administration had made arrangements of security and other necessary facilities.
Various religious, social, business and political organizations had erected banners on roads and shops greeting people on the occasion while local traders in Hazratbal market had decorated the markets and announced discount on various items.
The religious and social organizations organized Seerat programmes, and Milad processions were taken out at many places where speakers highlighted various aspects of the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The Milad processions were taken out from Habba Kadal, Barbar Shah, Bemina, Nowgam, Dalgate, Chanapora, Soibug and other localities of Srinagar.
Karwani Islami also organized various rallies and processions in the city and at district headquarters here.
A car rally was organized by Karwani Islami from its central office Shaheedgunj to Shadipora Sumbal in which scores of light motor vehicle took part.
Special congregational prayers were also organized at Jenab Sahab Soura, Asar-e-Sharif Shahri Kalashpora, Lal Bazar, Khanqah-e-Maula, Ziarat Hazrat Dastgeer Sahab (RA), Syed Yaqoob Sahab (RA) Sonwar, Khawaja Naqshband Sahab (RA) and Ziarat Makhdoom Sahib (RA).
Special prayers were also held at Masjids and shrines in Islamabad mainly at Jamia Masjid Reshi Sahab, Khiram Sirhama, Kaba Marg, Dooru and Seer Hamdan.
Similar processions were reported from Ganderbal, Bandipora, Pulwama, Shopian, Tangmarg, Anantnag, Beerwah, Kangan, Sumbal, Hajin and other places.
In Budgam, prayers were held throughout the day at Ziayarat of Hazrat Syed Hussain Simnani (RA) and Charar-e-Sharief.
Reports from south Kashmir said that thousands of people offered prayers at Masjids and shrines in Anantnag mainly at Jamia Masjid Reshi Sahab, Khiram Sirhama, Kaba Marg, Dooru and Seer Hamdan.
People also took out Milad processions from other parts of the district.
Reports from Kargil said that thousands of people celebrated Eid Milad-u-Nabi (SAW) in the town.
In the day long function, religious scholars threw light on the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). They also emphasized the need to follow the Islamic teaching as per the Quran and the Hadith.
There were reports of congregational prayers from Ganderbal, Bandipora, Sopore, Kupwara, Handwara and other places of north Kashmir.
Similar reports were received from other districts and Jammu region.
In Baramulla, Eid Milad was celebrated with huge enthusiasm with thousands of people amid shivering cold participated in the Milad procession.
Thousands of devotees took out a rally from the shrine of Syed Janbaz Wali Shrine and marched through the main market of the town.
Similar processions were reported from Ganderbal, Bandipora, Pulwama, Shopian, Tangmarg, Anantnag, Beerwah, Kangan, Sumbal, Hajin and other places.
In different areas of Pulwama including Kakapora, Pampore, Patipora, Hadiwara, Alochibagh, Gadoora, Munghama and Muran massive Milad processions were taken out in which thousands of people participated. In Budgam, prayers were held throughout the day at Ziyarat of Hazrat Syed Hussain Simnani (RA) and Charar-e-Sharief.
In Baramullah thousands of people assembled at the shrine of Syed Janbaz Wali at Khanpora this morning where from a huge procession was taken out. The devotees while reciting Quranic verses marched through the main Chowk of the town and later the march culminated at Dargah-e-Aalia old town Baramulla.
Thousands of people offered prayers at Masjids and shrines in Anantnag mainly at Jamia Masjid Reshi Sahab, Khiram Sirhama, Kaba Marg, Dooru and Seer Hamdan. People also took out Milad processions from other parts of the district.
In Kishtwar, Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) was celebrated with religious zeal and fervour.
Several Milad processions were taken out in the town in which the participants recited Durood.
Thousands of people took out Milad procession from the historical Jamia Masjid Bhaderwah. The procession passed through various streets of Bhaderwah town and reached back to the Jamia Masjid

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