The country will observe Eid-e-Miladunnabi today, marking the anniversary of birth 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 on Thursday greeted the countrymen and the Muslims across the world on the occasion of Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
In separate messages on the eve of the day, they underscored the need for following the ideals of the Prophet for peace and prosperity.
In his message, president Abdul Hamid said Allah had sent Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) to this world as a blessing for the entire universe.
The Prophet has been successful to discharge his duty of establishing ‘tawhid’ in the world with his efficiency, greatness, tolerance, hard work, devotion and limitless sufferings, he added.
He is regarded as the greatest human being because of his extraordinary personality, good behaviour, and love towards the creation, unique trustworthiness and boundless kindness, the president said.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said Allah had sent Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) as ‘Rahmatullil Alamin’.
He had emerged as the saviour in the world filled with sinful acts, repression, falsehood, prejudice and conflicts, she added.
The Prophet had established brotherhood, justice and equity-based society, the prime minister said.
Marking the day, Islamic Foundation has taken a fortnight-long special programme.
The programme includes delivering sermons on life and works of
Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) after Maghrib and Isha prayers every day, recitation from the Quran, singing of Islamic songs, recitation of poems and organising seminars jointly with Bangladesh Betar.
Cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam will inaugurate the 15-daylong programme at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque today, which will continue till November 13.
Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar will broadcast special programmes highlighting the importance of the day.
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