PESHAWAR, Sep 25 (APP):With only three days left in Eid Milad un Nabi (SAWW) celebrations, the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including seven merged tribal districts have decorated their houses and vehicles with colourful buntings to express their immeasurable love for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBHU) on His birthday anniversary.
From Chitral to DI Khan and Kohistan to Waziristan, people of all districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have artistically beautified their residences, shops, markets, bazaars and vehicles with colourful fancy lighting and buntings besides green flags to celebrate 12th Rabiul Awal with great religious enthusiasm on Friday.
“I completed the decoration of my house with colourful buntings and fancy green lights to celebrate the birthday anniversary of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) in a most befitting manner,” said Professor Ehtisham Qaiser, a resident of Wapda Town Peshawar while talking to APP on Monday.
“The arrival of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was a great blessing for the entire humanity, and it was our collective duty to celebrate the historic day with great religious enthusiasm,” he said.
Maulana Tayyab Qureshi, Chief Khateeb KP said that the life and Seerah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the beacon of light of entire mankind. He said 12 Rabiul Awal was a significant day of realization for entire humanity including Muslim Ummah that Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) was sent for their reformations, so they must follow His (PBUH) Seerah for peace, brotherhood, kindness, and progress and prosperity in this world and hereafter.
“Before the advent of Islam, Arabs were deprived of all human, political, social and economic rights in the Arabian Peninsula where the custom of slavery, burial of female infants alive, worship of idols and tribal guerrilla warfare for petty issues were common phenomena,” he said.
He said slavery was a common practice in the Arab peninsula where slaves were sold like animals, and the rate of interest charged by capitalists and money launderers on loans was exorbitant. Women were deprived of all rights including inheritance in property and maltreated besides the ugly practices of burying female infants alive and worship of idols and statues built from stones and woods were in fashion.
In that era of ignorance and darkness, he said the arrival of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) had proved as a great blessing of Allah Almighty for the entire humanity including Arabs and non-Arabs, who had broken the shackles of slavery, and inequality, cruelty and injustice besides eliminated the inhuman practice of worship of idols and burying of girls alive forever.
Maulana Tayyab Qureshi said the life of the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a perfect example of an honest, merciful, compassionate, brave, truthful and role model for mankind, who showered peace and mercy upon all creatures’ lives on the face of the earth.
In spite of all the bitter experiences of the past, he said the Holy Prophet had set a great example by announcing amnesty for everyone on the historic occasion of the conquest of Makkah.
“Following the conquest of Makkah, the Prophet (PBUH) had neither taken any revenge nor let others harm anyone and announced an open amnesty for everyone and was called Rehmatul Lil Aalmeen for the entire humanity. After the conquest of Makkah, the Holy Prophet had demonstrated that the message of peace, love, brotherhood, forgiveness and tolerance was not for any specific community but for every creature, “said Maulana Tayyab Qureshi.
He said, “The conquest of Makkah has given a clear lesson to keep moving consistently towards the right direction with a trust in God to achieve a goal, believing in Allah’s help and promoting tolerance, high moral values and forgiveness.”
In a historical Hajjat-ul-Wida sermon, he said the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) emphasized upon justice, equality of all human beings, and equal socio–economic rights for women and declared racial supremacy unacceptable.
He (PBUH) gave the concept of Tauheed (oneness of Allah), that there was no one worthy of worship except Allah Almighty and belief in the Prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH) was the basis of Islamic faith.
The last Prophet of Allah also denounced all sorts of discrimination among human beings and declared that there was no superiority of Arabs or non-Arabs on the basis of gender, colour and caste rather “Taqwa” (Good deed) was the hallmark of superiority of an individual over others.
The last messenger of Allah declared that killing of a person and forceful possession of one’s property was against the teaching of Islam and declared such negative practices as Haram (prohibited). He (PBUH) also called for honouring human lives and declared that protecting the life of an individual was tantamount to the protection of the whole humanity.
The holy Prophet restored the dignity of women whether she is a mother, wife, daughter or sister and emphasized that people treat their women with kindness. The holy Prophet taught to treat the slaves with kindness and give them what the owners ate and wore themselves besides other facilities.
Maulana Tayyab said Hajjat-ul-Wida’s sermon was a perfect roadmap to establish lasting peace, and economic stability and promote interfaith harmony especially in Muslim Ummah besides making the globe a cradle of peace, justice, equality and righteous deeds.
He said the best way to celebrate 12th Rabiul Awal was to hold firmly the rope of Allah Almighty together and not become divided besides strictly following the Seerah of the Holy Prophet imperative for success in this world and hereafter.