Kashmir celebrates Eid-e-Milad
DEVOTEES SWARM HAZRATBAL
Srinagar, Feb 27: Eid-e-Milad, the birthday of the revered Prophet Muhammad (SAW), was observed with religious fervour across the Valley on Saturday. People from across the Valley thronged Aasar-e-Sharif Hazratbal, housing holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and joined the congregational prayers throughout the day.
Tens of thousands of men and women offered nightlong prayers at Hazratbal while many more joined them during the early morning prayers, Fajar. People kept on visiting the shrine throughout the day to offer congregational prayers.
Clerics displayed holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) after each prayer amidst recitation of Daroods and Naats.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO HAZRATBAL
Traffic department had made special arrangements for vehicular traffic to ply smoothly. Apart from the private and public transport the State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) had made special arrangements for devotees. The Corporation had kept 80 of its buses available for ferrying the devotees.
Elsewhere in the city, congregational prayers were also held throughout the day to observe the Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) at Masjids and shrines which included Jenah Sahib Soura, Asar-i-Sharif Shahri Kalashpora, Lal Bazar, Khanqah-i-Maulla, Ziarat Hazrat Dastgeer Sahib (RA), Syed Yaqoob Sahab (RA) Sonwar, Khawaja Naqashband Sahab and Ziarat Makhdoom Sahib (RA).
During the nightlong prayers and also during the day, clerics threw light on the life and the teachings of revered Prophet (SAW).
Many big and small Milad processions were also taken out in the uptown and old city areas.
Seeking blessings from Almighty on the day, thousands of people offered prayers at Masjids and shrines in Islamabad mainly at Jamia Masjid Reshi Sahab, Khiram Sirhama, Kaba Marg, Dooru and Seer Hamdan. People also took out Milad processions from several parts of the district. Apart from Masjids and shrines, people had also decorated the marketplaces in the main Islamabad town.
Prayers were held throughout the day at Ziayarat of Hazrat Syed Husain Simnani (RA), Asar-i-Sharif Pinjura in Shopian district, and Charar-e-Sharief, Budgam.
Thousands of people offered night and daylong prayers in different Masjids and shrines across north Kashmir. Biggest congregation was held at Dargah-i-Aaliya at Khawaja Sahib Mohalla here. Prayers were held at Jamia Masjid, Ganderbal, Bandipore, Sopur, Kupwara, Handwara and other places. People took out processions reciting Naats and Manqabats after prayers.
(With Malik Salam, Altaf Baba and Parvaiz Reshi).
Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Feb 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Feb 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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