LAHORE    -   Special Representative to the Prime Minister on In-terfaith Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said that Rabi-ul-Awwal was be­ing celebrated as month of the Paigham-e-Rehmatul-lil-Ala­meen across the country. 

Addressing the Rehmatul-lil-Alameen conference at Al-Mustafa mosque Johar Town on Sunday, he said that gather­ings, seminars, programmes and conferences would be ar­range to highlight the Sirat-un-Nabi of the Holy Prophet Mu­hammad Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH). He said that central Rehmatul-lil-Alameen confer­ence would be held in Islam­abad on 11-12 Rabi-ul-Awwal in which Prime Minister She­hbaz Sharif would participate with other national and inter­national personalities. 

Ashrafi, who is also the Chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) said that peace, affection and tolerance were the message of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and it was the responsibility of every Muslim to spread this noble message across the world.

He appealed to the nation and Muslim Ummah to help the flood victims generous-ly, especially during the Holy month, saying that keeping in view sanctity of the Holy month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, phi­lanthropists should come forward and help the flood-affected people, facing criti­cal situation due to torrential rains and flash floods through­out the country. 

Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi thanked Muslim countries and rest of the world for standing by Pakistan during this hour of trial and tribulations and help­ing the flood-stricken people, saying that KSA, UAE and oth­er Islamic countries had been supporting the flood victims, for which we were grateful to them.

He said that collective ef­forts were needed to bright religious educate and knowl­edge among society especially youngsters as they was the fu­ture if the nation, adding that lets joint hands to make coun­try a cradle of peace. 

Appreciating the way prime minister had raised his voice in the United Na­tions against the elements spreading terrorism and extremism, he expressed the hope that the entire Is­lamic and world leaderships would pay attention on it.

Ashrafi said Ulema and Ma­shaykh, besides promoting brotherhood, tolerance, and morality, would emphasise the significance on the welfare of people in need in the Friday sermons and other events re­lated to the Rabi-ul-Awwal.