1400 years ago, our forefathers were living in darkness. They had completely forgotten about teachings of Allah Almighty and were worshipping idols. They had become inhuman to such an extent that they used to bury their daughters alive. Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) reminded them about Allah Almighty, taught them Holy Quran and guided them through his Sunnah. The dark ages was transformed into one of the most enlightened age and brought forward great personalities like Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddique(R.A), Hazrat Farooq e Azam (R.A), Hazrat Usman Ghani (R.A) and Hazrat Ali ul Murtaza, Sher e Khuda (R.A). The very people became Champions of Human Rights and gave the example of equality and justice which the world has never seen before. Women got their rights in property and got right of witness. Jannah was put under the feet of mothers and promised to those who would take proper care of their daughters. Even minorities got their due rights.
The Nur of Muhammad (peace be upon him) will remain shining forever even when the sun would stop shining. Allah Almighty has made him source of help and happiness for all the humanity, from the ‘Beginning’ till after the ‘End’. The Mercy of Allah Almighty and kindness of His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has no boundaries, for sure.
On the eve of Eid e Milad un Nabi believers offer special prayers. Mosques are illuminated and sweets are distributed. Special Mahafil e Naat Khawani are arranged at various places across Pakistan and Fasting is observed by many on the day of 12th Rabiul Awal.
But with great love comes great expectations. We, his Ummaties, his spiritual sons, have more responsibility to follow his teachings and commands while celebrating his arrival. We should be following his teachings like not blocking the passages and not using public resources. I believe, no Believer would ever wish to do something forbidden by him.
In Lahore, the Milad celebrations Pictures
Photos by : Abdul Rehman