Muslims in the old city of Hyderabad announced that Milad Juloos will not be taken out this year. The move was taken in view of the Ganesh Immersion procession being taken on the same day.
The Hyderabad Sunni United Forum of India (SUFI), and Markazi Anjuman e Qadria (MAQ) made it clear to cancel the Milad procession to ensure peaceful conduct of the festivals in the capital of Telangana.
However, they have decided to mark the day in their respective places. Milad-Un-Nabi is an annual celebration to commemorate the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed (SAW), and is observed in the month of Rabi-Ul-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar, which commences with the sighting of the moon.
Prior to this, SUFI officials have informed that the decision was taken in the wake of Ganesh Festival and immersion procession scheduled on September 28. “It was decided to cancel the Milad Juloos this year to ensure peace and tranquillity,” informed through a video message on social media.
Meanwhile, Markazi Anjuman e Quadri and Seerat Un Nabi Academy also declared the cancellation of the Milad-un-Nabi-2023 procession.
“Markazi Anjuman E Quadria and Seerat Un Nabi Academy have come out with a decision that this year we will not take out Milad-rallies as the brothers of other community will undertake Ganesh Immersion procession so the peace rallies will not be possible to pass through the same route and same day,” said, Maulana Ali Quadri, president, Markazi Anjuman e Quadria.
However, he urged upon youths not take out any rally but to celebrate the day at their respective places.
Hyderabad Police might be tense for the last few weeks over the major procession scheduled around the same time. The decison taken by Muslims is probably caused to ease police tense.
Scores of people participate in the Milad procession taken out from different places in the old city of Hyderabad.