The month of rabiul awal is celebrated with much fanfare in Pakistan. Every street is illuminated with multicolored fairy lights, every person is filled with joy and feels a sense of cheerfulness as it is month of the birth of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be upon Him). A number of programs are being chalked out to celebrate the birth of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) with great reverence and devotion.
This enormously joyous occasion is celebrated by HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan schools and hospitals. These activities are carried out under the supervision of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla, the child specialist in Karachi and Chairperson of HOPE. In these Milad gatherings, all the students and staff members of HOPE school Mujahid and Bhitaiabad. Students and teachers prepare Naats and remember the teachings of our beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him). Qari’s were also invited to enlighten us by the saying of the Prophet and pray melodious Naats.
On this occasion we remember the teachings of our Holy Prophet (PBUH) as the quote goes: “They ask you (O Muhammad) what they should spend in charity. Say: 'Whatever you spend with a good heart, give it to parents, relatives, orphans, the helpless, and travelers in need. Whatever good you do, God is aware of it.” Hence the main aim of our NGO HOPE is placed on this very saying.
HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan tries to bring as much joy to the underserved as possible by organizing such events and activities which make them feel loved, and nothing compares to those elated faces when they receive appreciation for their efforts of participating in such activities. We hope to continue to spread love and happiness by giving charity in the way of God and simultaneously managing such events to motivate women and children to come forward and display their talents.