For the followers of Islam, Prophet Hazrat Mohammad is the center of reverence for every Muslim in the Muslim world, which is why the day of his birth is very special for the followers of Islam.
The festival of Eid Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the world, especially in the Indian subcontinent. Let us tell you that this day is known as Eid Milad Un Nabi or Barawafat.
Eid milad un nabi 2022 date
According to the English calendar. This year, 2022, the birthday of Prophet Hazrat, or 12th Nabi-ul-Awwal, will be on 09 October (it varies each year according to the movement of the moon). This day is also marked as World Peace Day.
History and Significance of Eid Milad-un-Nabi
Let us tell you that Prophet Muhammad, was born in the city of Mecca in Arabia in 570 AD, and his full name was Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam. His mother’s name was Amina Bibi and his father’s name was Abdullah. His parents died in his childhood and he was brought up by his uncle Abu Talib. At the age of forty, Muhammad Saheb attained divine knowledge. The angel Jivarael gave him a message to preach Allah in the world. Muhammad was called the first prophet (messenger) of Allah.
It was Prophet Hazrat Muhammad who was the first person to recite the Holy Quran on behalf of Allah. It was then that the Prophet gave the message of the Holy Quran to the people. Hazrat Muhammad always taught that only those who believe in humanity are great. The Quran is the holy religious text of Muslims and it is the duty of every Muslim to recite it.
How is the festival of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi celebrated?
Let us tell you that Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated with reverence and gaiety by the Muslim world as the birthday or birth celebration of the first Prophet Hazrat Muhammad. Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated with prayers and processions throughout the night. On this day the followers of Islam recite the holy words of Hazrat Mohammad. People read the Holy Quran in mosques and homes and are inspired to follow the path of truth as told by the Prophet.
- On the birthday of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad, houses are decorated and special decorations are done in mosques.
- Along with reading his messages, it is also customary to give charity to the poor.
- Charity or Zakat is considered very important in Islam. It is believed that helping the needy and the poor pleases Allah.
- The day commemorates the compassion, generosity, and teachings of Prophet Muhammad.
How is Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrated?
Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrations have begun in Egypt. The Muslims offered prayers and speeches were then given by the ruling clan and verses from the Quran were recited by them. After the prayer, there was a grand feast. The ruling tribe was respected as they were considered messengers of Muhammad.
Later, the ceremonies were modified by Sufi Muslims and saw animal sacrifices, torch parades, and public discourses. Now, this day is celebrated by giving gifts, wearing new clothes, praying, and hugging each other.
The Muslim community reaches a mosque and begins the celebration by taking out a procession after the morning prayers. Children are told stories of the Prophet from the Holy Quran. Overnight prayers and social gatherings of friends and family are the highlights of the day. In India, this day is officially marked as a gazetted holiday.
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Eid Milad-un-Nabi Facts
- Eid Milad-un-Nabi is the birth and death day of Prophet Muhammad.
- This day is called Mauloud in West Africa.
- In Pakistan, gun salutes and religious chants are performed on this day.
- This day was declared by the Ottomans (Turkey) as an official holiday in 1588.
- Some Muslims do not observe this day and only celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-e-Adha.
- Islam and Paradise are symbols of green.