The country is set to observe Eid-e-Miladunnabi today, marking the anniversary of birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) amid massive religious festivity and fervour.
Different government and non-government organisations, including the Islamic Foundation, have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.
President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages greeting the countrymen and the Muslims across the globe on this occasion.
In separate messages, they sought eternal blessings for the people’s welfare alongside peace and harmony in the country and elsewhere in the world.
In his message, the president said Eid-e-Miladunnabi is a holy and glorious day for the world’s people, especially for the Muslims.
‘Almighty Allah had sent Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) as the Marcy for the whole universe. He was revealed in the world as the ‘Sirajam munira’ (illuminated lamp),’ Hamid said.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had emerged as the emancipator and rescuer in the world of sin, oppression, falsehood, superstition and anarchy.
Islamic Foundation has taken a fortnight programme at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the city on the occasion of Eid-e-Miladunnabi, said an IF press release here on Saturday.
According to the release, a month-long Islamic book fair is being organized on the mosque premises to mark the birth and death anniversary of the last and final Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Radio will broadcast special programmes highlighting the importance of the day.
The day is a public holiday.
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