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Eid-e-Miladunnabi today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the day of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), will be observed today with due religious solemnity.

Muslims across Bangladesh will offer special prayers on the occasion.

Different government and non-government organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the countrymen and the Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi. In separate messages, they underscored the need for following the ideals of the Prophet for peace and prosperity. In his message, President Abdul Hamid said the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi is a sacred and important day for the Muslims of the whole world. “Allah had sent Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) to this world as the 'Rahmatullil Alamin', a blessing for the entire universe,” he added.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said the Prophet (PBUH) had come to the world with the message of emancipating mankind from all sorts of prejudices, sinful acts, injustices and slavery.

“The Prophet (PBUH) had called the people across the world towards emancipation and peace and torched the light of truth by shunning the era of darkness,” the premier added.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also expressed firm conviction that peace, justice and welfare would be ensured in the current turbulent world, including coronavirus pandemic, through following the ideals, including lessons from his life, lifestyle and worship, of the Prophet (PBUH).

On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day in 632 in Madina.

Following the independence of Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman began observing the birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) nationally in 1973.

The day is a public holiday in the country.