Eid Milad un Nabi 2019: Do you want to know information about Eid Milad un Nabi? Here I am going to share every detail about it.
What is Eid Milad-Un-Nabi in Islam?
Eid Milad-Un-Nabi is the observation of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad who is referred to as the messenger of Allah in Islam. Eid Milad-Un-Nabi is also known as Mawlid and Eid-e-Milad. It is a popular religious occasion in Islam.
Most of the countries with Muslim population observe the birthday of Prophet Muhammad as Eid Milad-Un-Nabi. It is observed on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal (third month of the Islamic lunar calendar).
There is dissent between the Sunni Muslims and Shi’a Muslim. Sunni Muslims observe it on the 12th day of Rabee-ul-Awwal and Shi’a Muslims observe it on the 17th day of Rabee-ul-Awwal. Mawlid is celebrated largely among the Muslim religion.
History of Eid e Milad-Un-Nabi
Prophet Muhammad was born on 12th day of Rabee-ul-Awwal in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendars. Prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca (now in Saudi Arabia). The Sunni Muslims observe this day as Eid Milad-Un-Nabi.
But the Shi’a believes the birthday of the prophet is 17th day of Rabee-ul-Awwal. They celebrate Mawlid on 17th Rabee-ul-Awwal.
Again in Egypt and Sudan, the term ‘Mawlid’ refers to the birthdays of both Muhammad and local Sufi saints. They celebrated the occasion with great arrangements which attract visitors. They decorate most of the mosques, streets and residential areas and make the day more celebrating.
What is the importance of Eid Milad-Un-Nabi?
People all over the world celebrate the holy day of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Most of the Muslims believe it is a sacred day and arrange different kinds of activities. They donate and pray to Allah as well as remember the last prophet of Islam.
According to the Holy Quran, Allah Almighty says “Say to them: If you love Allah, follow (and love and honour) me, and Allah will love you” (Quran, 3:31). That means Allah asks the Muslims to love Prophet Muhammad.
Why is Eid Milad-Un-Nabi celebrated?
The Muslims believe the birth date of Prophet Muhammad is a sacred day. They also believe the day is more important than normal days. So they try to observe the day by showing honor and respect to the prophet.
Specially propel do charity and help the needy people. People also pass the day by offering more Salat, reciting the Quran and asking mercy to Allah. Some people also get together and Sira (Life) of the prophet and pray together.
Some Muslims decorate the streets, mosques, shrines and residential areas with colorful lights with respect to Eid Milad-Un-Nabi. Some family members get together and arrange a feast. The day is celebrated all over the world.
Is Eid Milad-Un-Nabi a Public Holiday?
Yes, Eid Milad-Un-Nabi is observed as a public holiday. On the day the all the government institutions, education institutions and most of the businesses remain closed. It is a day off for the general public.
Have a look at the date of 2019 Eid Milad-Un-Nabi.
Eid Milad-Un-Nabi 2019: 10 Nov 2019, Sunday.