Washington DC: The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C. organized a ceremony (Mehfil-e- Milad) to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Eid-Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated by Muslims around the world on the 12th day of Rabbi ul Awal, the third month of the Islamic calendar, to pay homage and respect to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on his birthday.
The event was attended by a sizable gathering of ladies from the Pakistani-American community of the DMV tri-state area.
The program featured recitation from the Holy Quran as well as recital of several Naats - special poems offering tribute to the Holy Prophet.
Mrs. Zunaira Asad Khan, spouse of the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, welcomed the guests. In her remarks, she reflected upon the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). She said the Prophet’s life and character was the personification of the ideals of mercy, dignity, tolerance, fortitude and forgiveness. The eternal message of peace and harmony carried by the Holy Prophet was for all humanity and gave the world a code of conduct that ensures equal opportunities for all; irrespective of cast, colour, religion and gender, she added.
The ceremony also included narration on salient events from the life of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and highlighted his teachings which urged Muslims all over the world to follow injunctions of Quran and Sunnah, individually as well as collectively.
The Mehfil-e-Milad concluded with special prayers for the progress & prosperity of Muslim Ummah, Pakistan and especially for the Kashmiri people, who are suffering from a brutal lockdown at the hands of Indian Security forces for the last 95 days.
Washington DC, 10 November 2019