Eid Meelad ul Nabi (P.B.U.H) is being celebrated across the nation and the followers of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) are preparing for the 12th of Rabi ul Awwal. ARY News (web desk) in this regard conducted an exclusive interview of Sarwat Ejaz Qadri, the Chief of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) at his residence Qadri House.
While talking to our correspondent, first of all Sarwat Ejaz congratulated the entire Islamic world on account of 12th Rabi ul Awwal and then he quoted Hazrat Anas (R.A) (a companion of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) while elaborating the importance of the month) that no one can be a perfect follower unless the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) becomes more beloved for him than anything else. He added that it is a critical time span and the message of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) must be promoted to ensure peace.
He also referred to a verse of the Holy Quran that “Oh believers! Allah and his angels send blessings on Muhammad (P.B.U.H) so you should send blessings on him too".
Sarwat expressed great sorrow while answering a question pertaining to security concerns on this occasion and said, Government, all relevant authorities and officials promised him to provide fool-proof security to the processions and gatherings held in Rabi ul Awwal, but he found many security lapses while attending different rallies and religious gatherings last night.
Qadri added that the believers are attending the processions with their faith in Allah that He is the greatest savior.
He added that the gas distribution companies had also promised him to continue the CNG supply on the occasion of maw'lid, however they did not fulfill their promise.
When our correspondent asked him about the change in trend of Naat Khuawani, he said it is praise of Allah and his beloved Prophet and the religious code of ethics must be followed by the Naat Khuwa'n or any orator and the factor of respect must be considered while praising the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).
Answering a question related to negotiations with the Taliban, he replied that these are outlaws and they are acting against the Constitution and the writ of the state. They must surrender first, if they want some agreement, yet the killing of SP CID Chaudhry Aslam has cleared their intentions, he added.
He further spoke that the Government called an All Parties Conference in favor of conducting dialogue with Taliban, but questioned that who is going to negotiate with the victims of dialogue, Prime Minister represents whole nation and the Government must consider this fact.
He referred verse 33 of Surah-e-Maida of the Holy Quran that, “ The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom".
The PST Chief added that Government should follow the direct instructions of the Holy Quran and the elements involved in unrest in the state should be punished to restore the writ.
He gave message to all the sects that the maw'lid is the day of peace and prosperity as the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was descended as a blessing for the universe (Rehmat ullil Aalameen) and his era witnessed consolidation among Muslims and non Muslims in the state of Madina. Only 300 non believers were killed in several wars ranging from battle of Badar to the battle of Tabook.
Sarwat added that masses are attending the processions and religious gatherings and they are giving a clear message to the outlaws that they are not frightened.
He stated that the agents of Hinood o' Yahood (Hindu and Jews) are actually responsible for unrest among the Muslims and the Government should monitor their means of funding and stop them.
There is no difference among the Muslims and only two schools of thought exist, one is 'Meeladi' and the other is 'Fasadi' and the Government should protect Meeladi's and control 'Fasadis' those who spread panic in the country.