PM, President say Riyasat-e-Madina protected poor, minorities

Pakistan celebrates Eid Miladun Nabi with religious zeal, fervour; 31-gun salute to honour Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)


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Pakistan Army marks birth of Holy Prophet (PBUH) with 31-gun salute in Islamabad, 21-gun salutes in provincial capitals. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD:

President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) established a welfare state that protected the rights of minorities and didn’t discriminate against the poor and the rich.

The remarks were made in separate messages issued to mark the birth of the Prophet (PBUH) – a day being celebrated across Pakistan with religious zeal and fervour.

Alvi said that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will utilise all resources to turn Pakistan into an Islamic welfare state like the state of Madina. He also lauded the efforts made in this regard so far.

According to the president: “The Prophet (PBUH) united the humans for the oneness of Allah Almighty and it was his character which made the worst enemies as each other’s well wishers.”

'Prophet revolutionised society'

In a message on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “Congratulations to all humans of the world especially the Muslims on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi,” APP reported.

Imran said the arrival of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the world brought a revolution in every aspect of human society. He said the Prophet (PBUH) challenged the system of oppression in the world, opening doors of welfare for humanity.

He said, “Rabiul Awal is a month when the creator of the universe sent Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a guide for the success of humanity in this world and hereafter.”

Belief in the oneness of Allah, closeness with Allah with his worship, kindness, tolerance, truth, honesty, good character, love for humans and giving rights to humanity created an Islamic society which was unprecedented, he observed.

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The PM said it was the effect of the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that the Arab tribes that were victims of internal chaos for centuries emerged as a nation.

The rights of women were protected, slaves were given respect in society, and orphans and needy people got protection, he explained.

He said Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) laid the foundation of Riyasat-e-Madina which rose before the world as an example for others in terms of humanity, justice, and rule of law.

In this state system, minorities were protected, poor and needy were taken care of and rights and obligations of the state and citizens were determined, the PM added.

He said the government established Rahmat tulil Aalameen Authority to apprise the people and the world about the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The authority will research the individual and collective aspects of the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and make the world familiar with the Islamic revolution, he said, adding that the authority will provide guidance to youth enabling them to learn about the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

“The authority will make the world aware about the respect that Muslims give to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and will take steps for stopping Islamophobia.”

“On this auspicious day, I want to appeal especially to the parents that during education and character building of their children, tell them about the different aspects of the moral values espoused by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”

“We are determined that we together will make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state on the lines of Riyasat-e-Madina and will continue to make efforts to live our lives in light of the golden principles of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),” the premier added.

Pakistan celebrates Eid Miladun Nabi

Eid Mildun Nabi that commemorates the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is being celebrated across Pakistan with devotion, respect, and religious fervor.

At the start of the day, the Pakistan Army honoured the holy prophet with a 31-gun salute in Islamabad and 21-gun salutes in the provincial capitals of Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.

In connection with the celebration of Eid Miladun Nabi, processions and rallies have been organised in small and big cities of the country in which love for the Prophet (PBUH) is being expressed.

Religious scholars will also address the gatherings in different cities in which the life of the Prophet (PBUH) would be narrated.

In connection with the celebrations, a number of people decorated their houses with beautiful lamps while the Parliament House, Prime Minister's House, Presidency and other government and non-government buildings have also been adorned with lights.

In addition, beautiful models of the Kaaba and the Masjid-e-Nabwi have been placed on the streets in different cities, which have become the focus of public attention.

In order to thwart any untoward incident, the government has put in place strict security arrangements. Special contingents of the police have been deployed for the security of processions and rallies. More than 4,500 police personnel have been deployed for the security of the main procession in Karachi.

 

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