The holy Quran verses’ recitation events and gatherings held on Monday in the capital Kabul and provinces to observe Eid Milad-un-Nabi, festival of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)'s birthday, with religious reverence.
The gathering in Kabul was organised and attended by the Afghanistan Ulema Council and the High Peace Council (HPC) members.
The Ulema Council head, Maulvi Qayamuddin Kashaf in his address to the gathering said: “The call of Tawhid (doctrine of Oneness of God), which was once could not be raised near Kabah, is today raised by the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims.”
He said the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) came to the world at a time when the whole of Arab had slumped into an age of darkness, with disbelief and oppression prevalent everywhere.
At that time, he said, the mankind had no value and the ignorance had reached its climax, with people of that era mostly worshipping idols.
The condition of the world at that time presented the gloomiest picture ever of human history, but with the arrival of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), a great revolution came in the lives of humans.
The Prophet invited the humanity to worshipping Allah and shunning idols, he said.
Kashaf said the secret of success for Muslims in this world and hereafter was in following the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
For his part, Abdul Hakim Mujahid, the HPC deputy head, said Islam was a religion of peace and brotherhood and that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) would invite people to embracing Islam with his good conduct and wisdom and as result, Islam was expanded to every corner of the world.
Mujahid said peace was a divine order and reflected in Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)’s teachings, saying Muslims of Afghanistan needed peace and urged all parties to the conflict to resolve every issue through dialogue in order to avoid further bloodshed.
Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad, the HPC awareness committee head, said Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) had favoured the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah with the infidels of Makkah. “We are all Muslims, so it is necessary we should resolve every issue through a peaceful way.”
Maulvi Inayatullah, a member of the Ulema Council and the prayer leader at the Pul-i-Kheshti Mosque, in light of some Hadiths called on insurgents to renounce violence and join the peace process.
Another speaker, Maulvi Shahzada Shahid, the HPC spokesman, called on religious scholars to make efforts at resolving the ongoing conflict in the country.
Similar gatherings were organised in provinces to observe the birthday of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH).
President Hamid Karzai in a statement issued from his office congratulated the nation on celebrating the festival.