Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW), the joyous celebration of the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), is being observed with great religious fervor and enthusiasm throughout Pakistan today. This special day began with profound respect, as a thirty-one-gun salute echoed in the federal capital and a twenty-one-gun salute resounded in all provincial capitals. The day’s activities included special prayers for Muslim unity and progress in mosques following the Fajr prayers.
In commemoration of this sacred occasion, various cities and towns have transformed into vibrant and colorful spectacles, adorned with illuminating lights and decorations that have lit up buildings, streets, roads, mosques, and houses.
Karachi: In Karachi, the celebration of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi is marked by an outpouring of religious devotion. To ensure the safety of participants and maintain law and order, strict security measures have been put in place along the procession routes. Side roads have been blocked with containers to prevent untoward incidents, and mobile phone services have been partially suspended in certain areas to mitigate potential security threats. Over 5,000 police personnel and officers have been deployed to bolster security. The main procession is scheduled to begin at 3 o’clock from Memon Masjid Tower, following designated routes before culminating in a grand display.
Lahore: The 40th International Mawlid-un-Nabi ﷺ conference was held at the Minar-e-Pakistan ground in Lahore. The event saw a remarkable turnout of both men and women, with hundreds of thousands of attendees from Lahore and neighboring regions gathering to express their deep reverence and affection for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, Chief of Minhaj-ul-Quran, delivered an impactful address online during the event. On the grand stage, scholars and thinkers from various schools of thought convened to discuss and highlight the life and teachings of the Prophet. Stringent security measures were implemented around Minar Pakistan to ensure the safety of all attendees.
Quetta: In Quetta, the celebration of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi is characterized by unwavering devotion and respect. The main procession is set to commence from Mian Ismail Mosque, with stringent security measures along the procession route. Over 2,000 personnel from both the police and Frontier Corps (FC) have been deployed to ensure the participants’ safety. Smaller processions from different parts of the city will also converge with the main procession, adding to the grandeur of the occasion.
Rawalpindi: Preparations for the main procession of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi in Rawalpindi have been meticulously completed. The procession is expected to begin shortly in front of the main Markazi Jamia Masjid, and arrangements have been made to facilitate a smooth and secure event.
Multan: In Multan, the celebration of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi took a unique turn with a grand rally of one hundred camels from Mohalla Dawood Jahanian. Each camel was beautifully decorated, attracting a large number of Rasool (Prophet) lovers who enthusiastically participated in the event. The camel rally will return through designated routes.
This special day is not only a celebration of the birth of the last messenger of Allah Almighty but also an opportunity for Muslims to reflect upon the teachings and life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). His exemplary life and teachings continue to serve as a guiding light for humanity, emphasizing values such as compassion, justice, and unity. As the celebrations continue across Pakistan, the spirit of devotion and unity shines brightly, reinforcing the importance of these timeless teachings in today’s world.