On Saturday, Sikh Community in Nankana Sahib hosted Eid Milad-un-Nabi in front of Gurdwara Janam Asthan for the first time.
Muslims, as well as Sikhs, attended the event in large numbers. The ceremony was organized by the head of the Punjabi Sikh Community, Gopal Singh Chawla, and Minhaj ul Quran. The purpose of the event is to promote inter-faith harmony in Pakistan. Son of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri also hosted the event.
“Gurdwara Sahib is not only for Sikhs but also for believers of all religions,” Chawla said. A feast was arranged by the Sikh Community for the Muslim participants. Perhaps, Milad by Sikh Community is part pf the countrywide celebration to mark the birth of Holy Prophet SAW announced by the government of Pakistan.
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Meanwhile, on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan shared on Twitter an image of his Bani Gala residence illuminated in connection with the upcoming Eid Miladun Nabi (SAW).
“Getting prepared for the Rabi ul Awal celebrations,” the prime minister said on his Twitter handle while sharing the image of his residence.
Adorned with off-white lights across the structure as well as the flower pots, the building gave a magnificent look while on top the panels inscribed with Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad (SAW), Haq Fareed, and Ya Sabir were also affixed.
The prime minister had already announced that the government would celebrate the Eid Miladun Nabi (SAW) – falling on October 19- this year with full religious zeal and would hold history’s biggest ever ceremony to mark the occasion.
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the Sikh community has organized a grand Milad ceremony titled "Mohsin Insaniyat" in connection with the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
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Addressing a ceremony a few days ago, the premier said that no man in history had achieved as much as Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and urged the nation to learn from his life.
“His (Holy Prophet) achievements are part of history and the more you read, you’ll realize how great he was and what we can learn from him,” the prime minister said.
The government on Friday also notified the 12th of Rabi Awal as a nationwide public holiday.