Milad-un-Nabi Significance for Muslims

19 Oct, 2021 10:08 IST|Sakshi Post

All you need to know about Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2021, including the date, history, and significance.

According to the Gregorian calendar, Eid Milad-Un-Nabi will begin on October 18 and end on October 19.

Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2021: Milad-un-Nabi, also known as Eid-e-Milad, commemorates the birth of Islam's Prophet, Hazrat Mohammad Saheb. Many Muslims from the Sufi or Barelvi schools of thought participate in the celebration. Un-Nabi, E-Milad, Nabi Day, Mohammad's birthday, or the Prophet's birthday are all names for the same day. The celebrations of Eid-e-Milad began as an official festival in Egypt and grew in popularity during the 11th century.

When do we celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi?

Eid Milad-Un-Nabi will begin on the evening of October 18, 2021, and end on the evening of October 19, 2021, according to the Gregorian calendar.

About the Prophet Mohammad

The Prophet Muhammad is thought to have been born on the 12th of Rabi al-Awwal, the third month of Islam. Some people grieve Eid-e-Milad since it is thought to be the Prophet's death anniversary. Prophet Hazrat Mohammad's full name was Mohammad ibn Abdullah ibn Abdul Muttalib. He was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He is said to have acquired enlightenment in the cave of Heera near Mecca in 610 AD. Later, he preached the lessons of the Quran, the Islamic religion's holy book.

Milad-un-Nabi is an Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims. The Shias and Sunnis, on the other hand, have opposing viewpoints on the occasion.

What Is Eid Milad-un-Nabi and How Is It Celebrated?

Sunni Muslims are said to commemorate Eid Milad-un-Nabi on the 12th of the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal, whereas Shia Muslims celebrate it on the 17th.

On this day, individuals also wear green ribbons or wear green attire, and hold green flags or banners. The colour green is associated with Islam and heaven. People also organise events such as marches, parades, and all-night prayer meetings.

In mosques and other community structures, communal meals are also available. In Saudi Arabia, several exhibitions with images of various mosques in holy cities are on display.

Although Eid-e-Milad is regularly commemorated in India and other countries, many Muslims believe that the Prophet's birthday celebrations have no place in Islamic culture. Muslims belonging to the Salafi and Wahhabi schools of thought do not participate in traditional celebrations.

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