Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi Parade in Sacramento
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali


The Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi Parade in Sacramento

Sacramento: Once again, the annual Milad-un-Nabi parade at the lawn of the Capitol Building in Sacramento attracted devotees from across America to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
It was the 6th annual event organized by the Jamaate Ahlussunah, CA and Sunni Ulema Council and other groups. President of the California Jamaat Ahlul Sunnah and Sunni Ulema Council, Allama Haji Qari Basheer Ahmad Sialvi, presided over the event. Haji Mohammed Sabir Chisti performed the duties of the master of ceremony.
The parade was led by Haji Qari Basheer Ahmad Sialvi, president of the Jamaate Ahlussunah, CA and Sunni Ulema Council. Other ulema in the parade included Allama Maqsood Ahmad Qadri Atari from New York, Mufti Azeem Qadri, Mufti Seyed Aulade Rasool, Molana Peer Zubair Naqshbandi, Ameene Millat Molana Ameen Noaman, Molana Abdul Rehman, Shaire Ahlussunnat Haji Mohammed Sabir Chisti, and other local speakers and naatkhwaan.
It was a rainy Sunday, but the people came prepared with umbrellas and raincoats to assemble for the march of the procession of the Jashne Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi in the parking lot of the immigration building. The rain was pouring hard, but the devotees began their walk towards the Capitol Building. Fortunately, the rain stopped before the marchers reached in front of the capitol building where the program of the speeches and the naat recitation began with recitation of the Holy Qur’an.
Mufti Maqsood of New York gave a very heart-warming speech on the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet. Other speakers gave enlightened speeches highlighting the role model of the Prophet (PBUH).
The president of the California Jamaat Ahlul Sunnah and Sunni Ulema Council, Allama Haji Qari Basheer Ahmad Sialvi, in his speech emphasized the importance of unity of Muslim brotherhood under the command of Allah and the Prophet (PBUH). He asked everybody to learn to live as one Ummah. He also thanked all the participants, speakers, naatkhwaan, supporters and sponsors of the program.
Speaking about the successful annual milad parade, Mr. Khalid Saeed, President of the American Muslim Voice, said that the event provides a positive exposure to our community and faith. “Holding the event at the CA Capitol is itself a significant event which attracts attention of law makers and fellow citizens.”
Mr. Shahid Chaudhry, a community activist of Sacramento, said that our community now awaits this annual event which has been held uninterrupted for the last six years.

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