LAHORE, September 22 (APP): Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad Friday highlighted the significance of the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal and the mercy of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in a grand congregation held at the globally renowned Badshahi Mosque.
Addressing the congregation, he spoke of the importance of Rabi-ul-Awwal, a month that held a special place in the hearts of Muslims worldwide.
He emphasized that in this blessed month, Allah Almighty sent His beloved, the mercy for all mankind, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), as a source of guidance and light for both this world and the Hereafter.
Maulana Azad praised the exemplary character and conduct of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and stated that following his noble example was the path to success in both this life and the Hereafter.
He highlighted that the teachings of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) had closed the doors of ignorance and opened the gates to enlightenment and greatness.
He spoke passionately about the responsibilities of people of Pakistan, a nation founded on the principles of Islam and the Kalimah Tayyibah (the declaration of faith).
He stressed that the safeguarding of Pakistan was the collective responsibility of the entire nation, adding “Islam is a religion of peace that teaches respect for humanity.”
Maulana Azad called for unity, harmony, and national solidarity, stating that these values were of utmost importance for Pakistan.
He praised the armed forces and various national institutions for their unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of the country, emphasizing that the entire nation stood alongside its brave armed forces.
Addressing the current regional challenges, particularly the actions of neighboring India, he underscored the need for vigilance and determination urging the nation to remain steadfast and united in the face of internal and external threats.
The Friday congregation prayer was followed by special supplications for the unity of Muslim Ummah, the protection of Harmain Sharifain, the prosperity and well-being of Pakistan, and the freedom of occupied territories of Kashmir and Palestine.