Eid Milad-un-Nabi’s message

EID Milad-un-Nabi, the birth of holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), was observed with religious zeal and fervour across the country on Friday with conferences and seminars held to pay tributes to the holy personality whose comparison is impossible to be made. Sounds of Naats emanating and echoing from every nook and corner added to the beauty of the whole ambience. In fact these celebrations will go on as the people will continue to hold Mahafils of Milad throughout the holy month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.
Whilst celebrating, we understand that this auspicious occasion should also remind us – the Muslims- the principles and lessons of peace, harmony and brotherhood taught by the greatest personality of the world. Though we claim to be the followers of the Holy Prophet (SAW), yet it is also a fact that we have forgotten the true message espoused by him. Had we been the true followers of the Prophet, our country in particular and the Muslim world in general today had not been facing issues such as the sectarian strife, intolerance, extremism and so on. Just as the fragrance of Darood-o-Salaam had saturated the whole atmosphere on Friday, the terrorists chose the sacred day to pollute the ambience by hitting the innocent people at Peshawar’s Agricultural Training Institute claiming as many as ten lives and injuring scores of others. We have no doubt in saying that no Muslim can think of attacking the people on this sacred day but the fact remains that divisions either sectarians or others within our ranks provided an opportunity to the enemies to exploit our weaknesses and mount the attack that only served to further malign us in the world. Similarly, in recent times, we have seen increased number of violent acts against the women which should not be a case in a Muslim society as Islam is the first religion which gave elevated status to women and recognized their rights. In fact materialism has occupied us and moral bankruptcy is on the rise. It is time to do some retrospection as to what led us astray from the path of our Prophet. If we really want to revive our glorious past, we need to understand and adopt the true essence of the Prophet’s message i.e. peace, love and harmony. The best salutation and tributes to the Prophet will be that we practically follow his teachings which indeed will bring a positive change in our society ridding it of all ills.

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