14 Jan 2014
12th Rabi-ul-Awwal to 17th Rabi-ul-Awwal : Hafta-e-Wahdat-e-Islami.
Shaheed Foundation Pakistan extends heartiest greetings and felicitations to the House hold of Holy Prophet Muhammad [SAWW], Ambiya wa Mursileen , Ayemma Tahireen particularly Imam-e-Zamana(a.t.f.s) May our lives be his ransom ,Rahber-e-Moazzam Ayatollaah Sayyid Ali Hussaini Khamenei ,Maraj'een-e-Ezaam,Ulema-e-Karaam, Momineen-o-Mominaat ,Muslimeen-o-Muslimaat and the entire humanity on the sacred occassion of the birth Anniversary of Sayyid-ul-Ambiya ,Khatm-ur-Rusul , Maula-e-Kul , Habib-e-Khuda ,Sarkaar-e-Do-Aalam Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (SAWW) .
The week between 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal and 17th Rabiul Awwal each year is commemorated as a Muslim unity week in the light of famous decree of Imam-e-Rahil Imam Khomeini [RA].
According to traditions narrated from Sunni muslim scholars the birthdate of the final Prophet of Islam falls on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal while the Shia Imamia Ulema consider 17th Rabi-ul-Awwal as the exact birth date .
Imam Khomeini presented a unique solution to this divergence to preserve and foster unity between Shia and Sunni muslims by declaring the entire week between 12th and 17th Rabi-ul-Awwal as a week of celebration and muslim solidarity .
Rallies and processions are taken out on this occassion and congregations are held to spread the teachings of the final Prophet [SAWW] across the world on this day, each year.
In Pakistan , Shia and Sunni muslims massively participate in such religious congregations ,greet each other and pay tribute to the glorious personality of the Apostle of Allaah [SAWW] . It is indeed a great blessing that Allaah Almighty has bestowed on us the favour of being the Ummati of Rasool-e-Khuda [SAWW] .
Ever-since the scourge of terrorism has begun to haunt all walks of life of the mainstream Pakistani society ,following a systematic genocide of Shia muslims for turbulent three decades , like all other religious congregations ,the processions and commemorative assemblies of Eid-e-Meelad have come under attack of takfiri deobandi terrorists on regular intervals .
We take this opportunity to pay our heartiest tributes to the glorious martyrs of the cause of Rasool-e-Khuda [SAWW] who embraced martyrdom in a central meelad assembly in Nishter Park Karachi in 2006 including dozens of top of the line Sunni Muslim Scholars and leaders.
It is also a time to pay our salutations to Shaheed-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Shaheed Syed Ali Raza Taqavi who embraced martyrdom at the hands of the defenders of evil in a rally in Sep 2012.
This year 's Eid-e-Meelad ceremonies have a special significant in the wake of recently held National Peace Convention in which Khanwada-e-Shohada of Shia and Sunni martyrs unanimously said an emphatic no to all efforts directed towards patronizing takfiri deobandi terrorists initiated by hypocrites in a bid to legitimize the terrorism by negotiating their way into formal mainstream politics.
It was vowed by Shia and Sunni Ulema-e-Karam mainly led by Allaama Raja Nasir Abbas of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen and Sahibzada Hamid Raza of Sunni Ittehaad Council that this year's Meelad processions and gatherings would be an exemplary and unprecedented display of Shia and Sunni muslim unity .
On this occassion various Shia and Sunni religio political Organizations as well as welfare organizations have chalked out and are carrying out joint programs which include Candle light Vigils , Niaz and Sabeel arrangements hosting each other's participants in a unique show of strong Shia Sunni Unity gesture .
It is heartening to see volunteers from both these brotherly communities joining hands for the cause of Rasool-e-Khuda [SAWW] which is a true manifestation of the spirit of unity and fundamental step in celebrating the diversity of secondary opinions .
Despite chilling cold weather in Pakistan , various such spiritual assemblies ,naatiya mushaira congregations,small processions are taking place right across the country in which all the free thinking people are joining in a show of national solidarity.
It is also encouraging and a very strong goodwill gesture from the non-muslim communities who are also standing side by side and forging a common cause of saying no to terrorism unleashed by takfiri deobandi thugs .
The day is a national holiday in Pakistan and all public sector and private sector institutions ,businesses and educational institutions will remain closed .
The night offers a beautiful look as most buildings and streets have been very beautifully decorated with multi-colored glorious
lights imparting a mesmerizing look .
Defying all threats people of all ages and back-grounds are enthusiastic and very exuberant as the day holds tremendous reverence for muslims .
In Karachi the main procession of Rabi-ul-Awwal will be taken out tomorrow in the heart of the city in which free thinking people from all stratas and the broad spectrum of Pakistani society will participate.
We wholeheartedly pray for safety ,well being and increase in taufiqaat of all the lovers of Rasool-e-Khuda [SAWW] . May Allaah make us the true adherent and followers of the lofty ideals set by the benefactor of humanity and all the beings Sayyid ul Ambiyaa Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa [SAWW] .
May Allaah increase our steadfastness ,preserve our national unity stand against the takfiri deobandi terrorists , their local patrons and the global arrogance.