Srinagar/New Delhi/MP/UP, Mar 10 (ANI): Muslims in Kashmir valley on Tuesday celebrated Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammad.
A large number of Muslims participated in special prayers at Mosques, and prayed for restoration of peace in Kashmir.
"We prayed for restoration of peace in Kashmir. Everyday, there is some incident of violence. So, we prayed to the Allah that we all live together in peace and harmony," said Gul Mohammed, a resident.
Bashir Ahmed, another resident added, "Most of the people pray for the peace and harmony, development and safety in the region."
In New Delhi, a procession is in progress in which large number of Muslims are participating. It will conclude at Turkman Gate in the evening.
In Madhya Pradesh, State Governor Dr. Balram Jakhar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, have greeted the people on the occasion.
The birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad is being celebrated with religious fervour in Uttar Pradesh. The mosques and other religious places have been colourfully decorated and people are taking part in special religious sermon.
Born in 570 A.D., Mohammad is believed to be the last Prophet of Islam.
He described himself as the messenger of God and is said to have received "Koran" from the Almighty at the age of 40.
Years later, he returned to Mecca, where the "Kaaba" was established as the goal of pilgrimage for Islamic devotees.
The Prophet is believed to have died in 632 A.D. (ANI)