The birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), was celebrated across the state with religious fervor on Friday.Thousands of devotees thronged the Hazratbal shrine in Kashmir capital Srinagar housing the relic of the Prophet of Islam (SAW) to have a glimpse of the holy relic. Thousands of devotes had participated in nightlong prayers preceding night. The emotional devotees raised their hands in prayers reciting Quranic verses while having glimpse of the holy relic. Various religious and social organizations organized Seerat programmes and Milad processions were taken out at many places where speakers highlighted various aspects of the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).Milad processions were taken out from Habba Kadal, Barbar Shah, Bemina, Nowgam, Dalgate, Chanapora, Soibug and other localities of Srinagar.Special 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). Special prayers were held at Masjids and shrines in Anantnag (Islamabad) mainly at Jamia Masjid Reshi Sahab, Khiram Sirhama, Kaba Marg, Dooru and Seer Hamdan.Mirwaiz South Kashmir and Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Yasir, led a procession in which thousands of devotees participated. Milad procession was also led by Anjuamn Shari Shian president Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi in Srinagar. The procession culminated peacefully at Botakadal Srinagar.
Thousands of devotees thronged Khiram-Hazratbal Shrine in 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.Pro-Islam slogans reverberated the rally attended by hundreds of devotees in Duderhama Ganderbal.In Baramulla, Eid Milad was celebrated with huge enthusiasm with thousands of people participating in processions. In Kishtwar, Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) was celebrated with religious zeal and fervour. Several processions were taken out in the town.Thousands of people took out Milad procession from Jamia Masjid Bhaderwah. The procession passed through various streets of Bhaderwah town.At Sartingal Bhaderwah, a procession was taken out by hundreds of Muslims which culminated at Jamia Masjid Sartingal.Similar programmes were also held at Ramban, Batote, Gool, Sangaldaan, Gandoh, Doda, Assar, Bhalla and other parts of Chenab valley. Reports said that huge gatherings of people participated in the religious processions in their respective areas. (CNS)