12th Rabi-ul-awal marks the birth our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Religious festivities are the part of Pakistani society; it promotes our religious and cultural values. For this purpose Eid-e- Miladun Nabi is celebrated with religious zeal and zest all over Pakistan. We celebrate Milad in order to send salutations (Esal-e-Swaab) to the Prophet [May Allah bless him and grant Him peace], give donations to the poor (Sadaqah Khairat) and remember wilaadah (Birth) and qualities of the Prophet [May Allah bless him and grant Him peace]. The Ahl as-Sunnah does not say that one must celebrate "Milad" only on 12 Rabee'-ul-Awwal, in fact it can be celebrated at anytime of the year.
Every year Eid-e-Milad un Nabi is celebrated in schools and hospitals of HOPE to bring religious unity amongst the student and staff members of HOPE an educational NGO in Pakistan .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 Zia Colony School and Hospital, HOPE Muzzafargarh School, HOPE Thatta School and Hospital and Informal HOPE Schools take an active part. Students and teachers prepare naats and remember the teaching of our beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him). Remembering the teaching of our holy Prophet gives a sense of forgiveness and satisfaction to the people who are working for the betterment of this society by extending a helping hand towards the poor.
Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla, child specialist in Karachi hopes and prays that May Allah Ta'ala grant us the strength to partake in the mesmerized occasion of Jashne Eid-Miladun-Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), so that we may show our contentment and gratitude to Almighty Allah and achieve forgiveness and Bounties of Allah Ta'ala which descend on this auspicious day.