Mehfil-e-Milad at the Embassy of Pakistan
A Mehfil-e-Milad, an event that has both a religious and a cultural blend, was held at Jamshed Marker Hall at the Embassy of Pakistan on Friday April 30th The Embassy’s wives organization led by the Ambassador’s wife Mrs. Abida Qazi hosted the event.
The ladies of Pakistani community residing in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C attended the well organized function.
The word Milad originates from the Arabic word mawlid. Institutionally, it means the celebration of the birthday of Prophet MUHAMMAD (PBUH). It is normally observed on the 12th Rabi al-Awwal to celebrate the date of birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Milad mahfils are also held throughout the year on occasions such as births, marriages, the start of a new business, and the moving to a new home.
Mrs. Zohra Noorani, Mobeen Hanif, Shaista Salim and Nayyara
recited verses from the Holy Quran and spoke about different aspects of
the life of Holy Prophet (PBUH). The stories of the Prophet’s birth,
childhood, youth and adult life, his character, teachings, sufferings,
and forgiveness of even his most bitter enemies, his fortitude in the
face of general opposition, leadership in battles, bravery, wisdom, preaching
and his final triumph through Allah’s mercy over the hearts of people
were narrated in detail. Salutations and songs in his praise were recited.
Rose water was sprinkled on the guests and flowers were distributed. The
mehfil was culminated with serving refreshments and distributing boxes
of sweets to the guests.
April 30, 2004