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Hindu, Muslims to celebrate Prophet’s birthday

mumbai Updated: Feb 15, 2010 01:26 IST

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People from all communities met on Sunday and decided to jointly celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s birth anniversary and pray for the victims of Pune terror attack.

A unique campaign was announced to bring together Muslims and Hindus to jointly celebrate the birth anniversary of the Prophet, said Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, one of the organisers and secretary of Jamaat-E-Islami.

The birth anniversary of the Prophet will be celebrated on February 26. “The state-wide campaign, Mohammed For All, will introduce the last Prophet of Allah and reject the belief that that he is only for the Muslims. The 12-day campaign, likely to touch over 2 crore people in the state, will start on Wednesday,” Aslam said.

Several speakers, including Aslam, National Communal Harmony Award recipient Ram Puniyani, architect and social activist Pratima Joshi, highlighted the preachings of the Prophet and condemned terror.

“India is a pluralistic society and we request all our brothers and sisters to make attempts to understand Islam and the significance of the Prophet’s teachings which are universally valid,” said Nazar Mohammed Madu, Jamaat-e-Islami (Hind) state unit chief.

“Prophet Mohammed has come with the message of universal brotherhood, peace and equality. It will be wrong to confine him to Muslims alone as he stood and fought for a better, equal and just society,” said Maratha Sewa Sangh chief Purushottam Khedekar.

Madu said the Jamaat has set up groups of Muslim and non-Muslim personalities, intellectuals and activists of social organisations, to go around the state targeting social evils such as injustice, female foeticide, dowry, child labour and alcoholism.