12 Rabi-ul-Awwal (Islamic Date) is considered as important date in muslims because the Last Prophet in Islam, Muhammad (PBUH) was born on this day and it is widely celebrated as 3rd Eid of the year by a section in Islam. Meanwhile, today a new idea was emerged in which people from of sects of Islam celebrated 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal as ‘Compassion Day’. The glimpses of ‘Compassion Day’ were seen in Kashtigarh village of Doda district, District Hospital Ramban and some other places in both districts. The day having paramount importance because Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) is believed as messenger of peace, brotherhood for all human beings. The history of Muhammad (PBUH) knows as ‘Seerat’ among Asian muslim shows the life and teachings of Prophet with Muslim and non-Muslim neighbours, helping needy, poor and orphans. According to details available with Chenab Times, people belonging to various communities including non-Muslims participated on this occasion of Compassion Day to strengthen the brotherhood in the region. The main activities performed were plantation of trees, distribution of water, juices etc to passengers, cleanliness drive and distribution of literature among bibliophiles. In Kashtigarh, JK Survival Movement Organization’s supreme Swarn Veer Jaral also participated in various activities on this occasion and gave a message of communal harmony with assurance of endorsement of such initiatives in future. In Ramban, Dr. Masood Iqbal from WORK (World Organization of Religious Knowledge) in collaboration with Nation First team organised a “Feed the Hungry” stall in District Hospital Ramban. However, it was already announced on Chenab Times on Thursday about the breakfast on Compassion Day i.e Friday.
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Kashmir: 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal celebrated as ‘Compassion Day’ in Doda, Ramban districts
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