Muslim Unity Week observed in Srinagar

KASHMIR, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Thousands of Kashmiri Shia Muslims participated in a religious rally to mark the birth anniversary of prophet Mohammad (pbuh) and six Shia Imam al-Jafar (pbuh) in central Kashmir’s Budgam district in Srinagar.

Tens of thousands of Kashmiri Shia’s brave people shouting pro-Islam slogans, participated in a massive religious rally marking the Muslim Unity week on the birth occasion of Prophet Mohammad and sixth Shia Imam Jafar al-Sadiq.

Both Shia and Sunni Islamic thoughts Muslims organized religious rallies and gatherings throughout the week since December 12, amidst bone chilling cold in the outskirts of Srinagar which
houses the Islamic relic believed to be the hair from beard of Prophet Mohammad.

Sunni and Shia Muslims across the globe celebrate Milad (the prophet Mohammad's birthday anniversary) on 12th day of Islamic month Rabi-ul-Awwal or on 17th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal. In response to avoid discord among Muslims, Iranian Leader Ayatollah Imam Khomeini named the period of Milad celebration as "Unity Week".

Shia Islamic leader Imam Khomeini, wanted Unity Week to be a symbolic representation of unity among Muslims.

LR/Adil Hussain

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