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In pictures: Milad-un-Nabi gives Kashmiris a rare day of celebration amidst strife

Milad-un-Nabi(SAW) was celebrated on 12 November across Kashmir. Many devotees offered respect and reverence in the mosques and shrines that dot the valley with night-long prayers.

People from both the Shia and Sunni community jointly took out a colourful procession, where everyone from children, women and even senior citizens took part. The participants hailed from Islamabad, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and many other parts of Kashmir.

Thousands of people also thronged the Hazratbal Shrine where priests displayed a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet of Mohammad. More than 30,000 devotees offered afternoon prayers at the shrine.

The Prophet was born on the 12 day of Rabi-ul-Awwal in 570 AD in the city of Mecca. But different sects of Muslims celebrate it on different dates of the month.

Devotees recite Naat-Shareef and sing hymns in the praise of the Prophet Muhammad to mark the occasion.

Photo Curation by Vikas Kumar

 
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