Srinagar: Thousands of people Friday gathered at the Kashmir’s revered shrine of Hazratbal to have the glimpse of holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (saw) on the occasion of Eid-e-Meelad-un-Nabi (saw) amid moist eyes. Eid-e-Meelad un Nabi (SAW) marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (saw).
Reports said people from far off places on Friday started gathering at the holy shrine from early morning hours . The atmosphere was charged with reverence as pilgrims from diverse backgrounds converged at the shrine, reaffirming the spirit of religious harmony. Men, women, along with children, raised their hands in the air and sought forgiveness from Almighty Allah, filling the air with hope and faith. Srinagar’s Hazratbal shrine witnessed a massive gathering from all walks of life. People came from far districts of Jammu and Kashmir, with some of them even carrying lunch boxes with them. The gathering at Hazratbal Shrine virtually changed into epicenter of faith and unity in the region, as people from different faiths came together to witness the sacred relic. Many amongst worshipers told reporters that faithfulls, many of whom had travelled long distances, and mostly many of them were from Banihal, Doda, Kishtwar and other parts of Jammu shared their experiences of spirituality and togetherness, with tears in their eyes, and emotions running very high.
In the sacred moments when devotees gathered to witness the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (saw) on this auspicious occasion of Eid-e-Meelad-un-Nabi (SAW).
The authorities had made elaborate security arrangements to ensure the safety of the pilgrims. A robust presence of security forces was visible, with strict security checks in place. Adding to this, traffic diversions were made at many places, and SP Traffic Srinagar city Muzaffar Shah was himself seen present outside the Hazratbal shrine, to ensure proper arrangements of traffic flow. Thursday evening also thousands of people thronged the Hazratbal shrine on the beautiful banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar to attend the nightlong prayers. Men, women, and children devotees attended the nightlong prayers and sought peace, mercy, and blessings from Allah. Devotees also recited salaam to Prophet Muhammad (Saw) in the early morning and asked for mercy from Almighty Allah. Meanwhile scores of Meelad rallies were taken out in Kashmir to mark the birth anniversary of holy Prophet (saw). Karwan-e-Islami International took out massive rally from Masjid-e-Abu Turaab Qamarwari to Jamiatul Qadriya Trehgam. Similarly, Soutul Awliya also took out a massive rally. Idara-e-Tehqeeqat-e-Islami also took out a rally in Southern district of Anantnag. At Befina area of Pampore, a huge rally was also taken to mark Eid-e-Meeladun Nabi (Saw). All the rallies culminated peacefully.