This year too Shia Muslims hosted thousands of events to mark Eid Miladul Nabi and Milad-e-Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) celebrations to mark the birth anniversaries of Prophet of Islam and Humanity Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), the last apostle of God, and Imam Jafar (AS), in every nook and corner of Pakistan.
Eid Miladul Nabi celebrations were held from Karachi to Gilgit-Baltistan, from Azad Jammu and Kashmir to Balochistan province, from Thatta to Sukkur in Sindh province, from Rahim Yar Khan to Rawalpindi, Attock in Punjab and from Abbottabad district to Parachinar in Kurram district of once federally administered tribal area (FATA).
Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen commemorated the birth anniversaries of the Prophet of Islam and humanity and Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) under the theme of ‘Jashn-e-Sadiqain’ across Pakistan.
Allama Syed Javad Naqvi-led Tehreek-e-Bedari-e-Ummat-e-Mustafa (PBUH) hosted a largely attended conference in Lahore and also staged a rally to mark Eid Miladul Nabi (PBUH).
Sunni religious scholars joined Shia-hosted celebrations and they all showed their unity and vowed to defeat enemies of Islam and Prophet of Islam and of his followers.
Allama Ahmed Iqbal Rizvi, Allama Maqsood Domki, Allama Mubarak Mousavi, Allama Sadiq Jafari, Allama Ahsan Danish, Allama Ali Anwar Jafari and many other Shia Islamic scholars and MWM leaders spoke at Jashn-e-Sadiqain. They highlighted aspects of sacred life of the Prophet and apostle Hazrat Muhammad (BUH) and Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS). Shia Islamic scholars and ordinary Shiites also attended Sunni-hosted Eid Milad events.
Shia Ulema Council and many other Shia organizations also hosted events to mark Eid Milad celebrations in commemoration of the two birth anniversaries.
In Karachi, Mehfil-e-Murtaza Trust also hosted Eid Milad event where Sunni and Shia scholars largely attended the celebrations.
Grand Ayatollah Imam Khomeini had called for observance of Hafta-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen or Muslim Unity Week from 12th Rabiul Awwal to 17th Rabiul Awwal to mark the Eid Milad under the theme of Sunni-Shia Muslims unity.