Badilisha Lugha: Swahili

The Muslim world began celebrating the "birth anniversary" of the Prophet Mohammad

The Muslim world began celebrating the "birth anniversary" of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his pure progeny) or "Maulidon Nabi" on 12 Rabiol Avval - 3rd month in the Hijrah calendar.

On the eve of Week of Unity and the birth anniversary of holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust Kargil organized a week long program in Grand Mosque of Kargil.

The program was begin on 25th January with the speech of vice Chairman of IKMT Sheikh Rajayi in which he stressed upon the Unity among Muslims and highlighted the conspiracies of the enemies in sowing discord among the Ummah, and urged people to refrain from any kind of disunity in the society.

During the subsequent days many scholars gave lectures on the said topic. The program also includes session on recitation of Quran and Poetry in praise of holy prophet and his pure progeny (pbut).

On the final day of the "Week of unity", a public rally was raised from Hussaini Park and marched towards Grand Mosque of Kargil where the final gathering was held. Many Sunni and Shia Scholars spoke on the occasion stressing the need of strengthening unity among Muslim.

The birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have been celebrating by Sunni and Shia Muslims on 2 different dates i.e. on 12 and 17 Rabi Ul Awwal (23 to 29 January 1391) respectively, because of the difference of opinion regarding the day of birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). But the Super reformer and the founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini (ra) giving the lesson of unity to the Ummah declared this gap of 6 days as the "Week of Unity" which is now celebrated by both Shia and Sunni Muslims.

Buildings, streets, mosques, shrines and husseiniyaat have been well illuminated; and special sweets, cakes and dishes were prepared to mark the august occasion. Big processions, mahafil, galas, festivals and feasts were held on government and non-government level, and these will continue till 17th of Rabiol Avval.

"Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth
disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you.

Hazrat Ali (AS) always has termed knowledge precious and supreme as compared to wealth in his sage-like sayings. In the above-mentioned saying he has given three arguments for the supremacy of knowledge over wealth:

i.Knowledge protects a man from all sorts of troubles confronting him just as a light with the help of which we can see the right and wrong path. As against this he has to protect wealth.
ii.a knowledgeable man ,whenever grants others from his knowledge means teach others what he has, it happens to be a source of increase in his knowledge. on the contrary wealth decreases if he keep on spending it .
iii.Whatever a man has acquired and gained through his wealth e.g.: status, respect, friendships etc disappears and vanishes as soon as wealth disappears. While on the other hand a knowledgeable man never be deprived of any thing obtained and achieved by him through his knowledge because the knowledge, on the base of which he has acquired any thing, will always remain in his hand.