Eid-e-Miladunnabi today

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Dhaka, Oct 30: The Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the anniversary of birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), is being observed in the country today (Friday) with due religious fervour and solemnity.

After the independence of Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had started observing the birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) nationally in 1973, said an official handout.

Marking the day, Islamic Foundation has taken a fortnight-long special programme.

The programme includes delivering sermons on life and works of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) after Maghrib and Isha prayers every day, recitation from the Holy Quran, singing of Islamic songs, recitation of poems and organizing seminar jointly with Bangladesh Betar.

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam will inaugurate the 15-daylong programme at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque today, which will continue till November 13.