Srinagar: Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW), the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), was Sunday celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir with religious fervor.
Thousands of devotees thronged the revered Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar housing the holy relic of the Prophet of Islam (SAW). Thousands of eyes were moist as devotees had a glimpse of the holy relic. Hundreds of devotees had participated in nightlong prayers the preceding night.
The devotees got emotional and raised their hands in prayers reciting Quranic verses while having a glimpse of the holy relic.
In view of the celebrations, the shrine wore a festive look with several stalls selling local delicacies and other goods outside the shrine premises.
Wakf Board Officials said that all arrangements were put in place and no complaint was received from any devotee.
“Around fifty thousand devotees thronged the shrine throughout the day,” they said adding that nightlong prayers were held at the shrine.
The Milad processions were taken out from Habba Kadal, Barbar Shah, Bemina, Nowgam, Dalgate, Chanapora, Syed Abad Soiteng, Soibug, and other localities of Srinagar.
Congregational prayers were organized at Jenab Sahab Soura, Asar-e-Sharif Shahri Kalashpora, Lal Bazar, Khanqah-e-Maula, Ziarat Hazrat Dastgeer Sahab (RA), Syed Yaqoob Sahab (RA) Sonwar, Khawaja Naqshband Sahab (RA) and Ziarat Makhdoom Sahib (RA).
Prayers were held at Masjids and shrines in Anantnag mainly at Jamia Masjid Reshi Sahab, Khiram Sirhama, Kaba Marg, Dooru, and Seer Hamdan.
Thousands of devotees thronged Khiram-Hazratbal Shrine in the Anantnag district which houses the relics of the Prophet of Islam (SAW).
Similar processions were reported from Bandipora, Pulwama, Shopian, Tangmarg, Beerwah, Kangan, Sumbal, Hajin, and other places.
In Budgam, prayers were held throughout the day at Ziayarat of Hazrat Syed Hussain Simnani (RA) and Charar-e-Sharief.
In South Kashmir, thousands of people also offered prayers at Masjids and Shrines mainly at Jamia Masjid Reshi Sahab, Khiram Sirhama, Kaba Marg, Dooru, and Seer Hamdan while in north Kashmir Milad processions are expected to be taken out at various places.
Various religious and social organizations organized Seerat programs and Milad processions were taken out at many places where speakers highlighted various aspects of the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The day was celebrated across the Ramban district. Special Sirat programmes were organized in masjids across the district. A huge number of people were present at grand mosque Gool Sangaldan Batote Chanderkote Maitra Seri Ramban in which speakers and Islamic scholars greeted Muslims.
A Sirat procession was taken out in Banihal. The Civil and Police administration had made special arrangements for the convenience of devotees.