New Delhi, Nov 1(ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Milad-Un-Nabi, which will be celebrated on Saturday to mark the birth of Prophet Mohammad.
In his message, Vice President Ansari said: "I extend my greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Milad-Un-Nabi which is celebrated to mark the birth of Prophet Mohammad."
"Prophet Mohammad showed mankind the path of compassion, tolerance, love, brotherhood and righteousness. His message has the power to lift the human race from ignorance, violence and moral decay to a life of peace, virtue and spiritual fulfilment."
"May the enlightened message of the Prophet unite us all and guide us on the path of peace and harmony," Vice President Ansari added.
Milad-un-Nabi marks the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.
The celebration of Milad-un-Nabi origin is said to be have been since 11th century in the Fatimid dynasty.
In India and some other parts of the sub-continent Milad-un-Nabi is popularly known as as 'Barawafat', where the word 'barah' stands for the twelve days of the Prophet's sickness. (ANI)