HYDERABAD: Hectic preparations are underway for Milad-un-Nabi— the birthday of Prophet Muhammad to be celebrated on Saturday in the city. Streets across the city are being decorated with buntings, serial bulbs, flags and banners, all highlighting the importance of the festival amongst the Muslim community.
Several religious meetings have been planned for Friday and Saturday to mark the occasion. Many religious and social organisations have planned competitions for students that include quizzes and religious discourses amongst other programmes. Food camps are being organized across the Old City areas which houses a sizeable population of Muslims.
A city based organisation FOCUS in association with Tanzeem e IRshad ul Muslimeen is arranging the bail of 10 prisoners. “Only those who are in prison due to some petty allegations and unable to arrange money for bail will be helped”, said Mufti Qasim Taskheer Siddiqui.
Mr Ahsan Bin Moha-mmed Al Hamoomi, oresident of FOCUS, added, “There are many prisoners losing a very important time of their lives in jail. They could be spending that time with their families and working towards leading a better life.”
To mark the occasion, a procession will be organized from Charminar to Moghalpura on Saturday by Sunni United Forum of India.
The procession, after the afternoon prayers from Mecca Masjid, will see a participation of around 20,000 people.
Various religious and social organisations have also planned activities like blood donation camps, fruit distribution at hospitals, old age homes, orphanages and donation of blankets and clothes to the poor.
The police is making elaborate arrangements for the procession. About 5,000 policemen from various police units will be deployed in the city.
Teams from the civil police, Commissioner Task Force and RAF units will be posted at sensitive places.