Hyderabad: The city is getting ready to celebrate Milad-Un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, on January 14. There will be special prayers and processions, and some religious organisations will hold blood donation camps on Tuesday at different places in the city.
There will be temporary traffic curbs in parts of the Old City through which the main procession will pass. Focus and Tasleem Irshad-ul-Muslimeen are conducting blood donation camps in Secunderabad and in the Old City.
“We contribute the blood to the Thalassemia Sickle Cell Society in Purani Haveli. Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is the perfect time to conduct such camps and help people who are in need of blood,” said Mohd. Mustafa Ali Sarwar, one of the organisers.
He said, “The message of Islam and the Prophet is peace and so we aim to spread the message through such activities in this holy month.” The Sunni United Forum of India (SUFI) and City police force conducted blood donation camps simultaneously in different parts of the city on Sunday.
The city’s mosques and other religious institutions will conduct special spiritual programmes in the coming days, such as the Mehfil-e-Naat, in which verses composed in praise of the Prophet are recited and describe his message, and Jalsa-e-Rahmatul Alameen, an event to educate people about Islam.
The largest gathering will be organised by the Majlis party on Monday night and Tuesday night at Darussalam. The largest Milad-un-Nabi procession will be that of the Sunni United Forum of India, in which around 50,000 Muslims are expected to take part. “The procession will start from Quadri Chaman Dargah, Falaknuma Road at 9 am, and will pass through the main areas of the Old City,” said one of the organisers, Mohd. Nizamuddin Siddiqui.
Police commissioner Anurag Sharma has held meetings with religious leaders in connection with the Milad rallies and has assured that all precautions will be taken to ensure there are no disruptions of the religious festival.