Andhra celebrates Milad-un-Nabi with gaiety
Hyderabad : Special prayers, rallies and feeding the poor marked the celebrations of Milad-un-Nabi, birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed, in many parts of Andhra Pradesh including the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Streets in the Muslim majority old city of Hyderabad were decorated with green flags and banners inscribed with 'Kalema Taiyeba'- the verse that says, "there is no god but Allah and Prophet Mohammed is his messenger".
Most mosques were illuminated while verses from the Holy Koran were recited on loud speakers.
Religious and social organisations and businessmen made large-scale arrangements to feed the poor.
Hundreds of Muslims were seen attending special meetings. A large congregation was organised by Tameer-e-Millat, a socio-religious organisation, at the exhibition grounds here. At the meet, religious scholars exhorted people to imbibe the noble teachings of the Prophet for success in this world and hereafter.
A photo exhibition was held at the Salar Jung Museum, where over 40 pictures of the holy relics of the Prophet, his family members and close followers were displayed.
An anti-terrorism meet was also held on the occasion to highlight the Prophet's message of peace.
Thousands of people attended a huge public meeting organised by Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) at Darussalam Saturday night.
Moulana Mohammed Idris Rana, a cleric from Pakistan and Moulana Syed Noor-ur-Rehman of West Bengal were among the prominent speakers at the annual meet.
The speakers pointed out that the Koran introduced the Prophet Mohammed as the best human character - an example and ideal.
"The Prophet of Islam is a messiah to the entire mankind and Muslims have the responsibility to present his ideals to the world in their true perspective," said Moulana Noor-ur-Rehman.