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Multi-faith Unity: Mumbai Delays Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday Celebration for Communal Harmony

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In a heartwarming display of communal harmony and consideration for fellow citizens, the city of Mumbai is set to celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday on Friday, although it falls on Thursday. This decision was made to avoid any potential conflicts between the Eid-e-Milad and Anant Chaturdashi processions, as many routes overlapped.

The Muslim community in the city came together to reschedule the celebration, ensuring a peaceful and incident-free observance of both occasions. The procession will commence from Khilafat House and will be graced by Chaudhary Jayant Singh, Member of Parliament and president of Rashtriya Lok Dal, as the chief guest. Singh is recognized for his efforts in promoting communal harmony in his constituency and Western Uttar Pradesh, bringing together the Jat and Muslim communities and diffusing communal tensions.

Sarfarz Arzoo, chairman of the All India Khilafat Committee, expressed their gratitude towards Singh’s efforts, stating, “We felt Muslims should also reciprocate his goodwill gesture, and we invited him to be the chief guest of the procession.”

Prominent figures attending the event include Allama Sayyed Nayyar Ashrafi Al Jinlani, rector of Khanqah-e-Ashrafiya Faridiya in UP, Imtiyaz Jaleel, Member of Parliament, Shahid Siddiqui, former MP, Amin Patel, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Rais Shaikh, MLA, and Sujat Ambekar. The organizers have been working closely with the police to ensure a smooth and orderly procession.

Notably, the community has urged participants to refrain from playing DJ remix songs and using loud music during the event, respecting the religious and health concerns of fellow citizens. Maulana Moin Ashraf emphasized, “This discipline should be avoided. We have asked members to walk in such a manner that people on the way do not get troubled.”

In a significant gesture, trustees of Mahim Dargah and Haji Ali Dargah announced the exhibition of possessions attributed to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). These sacred artifacts, including the Moe-e-Mubarak (sacred hair), will be displayed for ziyarat (veneration) at Mahim Dargah in the morning and Haji Ali Dargah in the afternoon. Additionally, their teams will visit various hospitals to extend assistance to those in need, exemplifying the spirit of community and compassion during this special occasion.


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