Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi: History and Significance

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Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi 2022: Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Milad-Un-Nabi or Eid-e Milad on 12 Rabi’al-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.

This year, according to the Gregorian calendar, Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi will be celebrated from the evening of October 8th till the evening of October 9.

The day also known as Eid-e-Milad or Mawlid, commemorates the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, who founded Islam and is revered by Muslims as a divine messenger of Allah. 

Prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca in 570 AD and passed away in Medina in 632 AD.

Muslims all over India participate in huge processions to mark the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. On this auspicious day. Some Muslims also observe fast.

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Shia and Sunni communities observe the day on different days. Shia Muslims observe it on the seventeenth of the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal, whereas Sunni Muslims do it on the twelfth.

Legend says that Muzaffar al-Din Gökböri, a Muslim king, was the first to formally commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Then, in 1588, the Ottomans made it an official holiday known as Mevlid Kandil.

Today, practically all Islamic nations as well as those with minimal Muslim populations, including Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, France, Italy, Jordan, and the Maldives, commemorate this day with great fervour.

Prophet Muhammad’s relics are presented in Jammu and Kashmir, India at Hazratbal Shrine during the morning prayers and large religious gatherings are also organised in different cities.

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