All Islamic Events celebrated by all over the world Muslims -but when we mostly discussed about Islamic events, we mostly know related like Muharrum, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha,Muslim people also celebrate Event Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi,Birthday of Last Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) or Eid-e-Milad. It is a day dedicated to our beloved Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and his teachings to the Muslims all over the world.Eid-e-Milad is both a day to celebrate and to mourn, since it is also considered the death anniversary of the our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).
|in Urdu:||عیدمیلادالنبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم|
|Date:||12 Rabi Al-Awwal|
|Also Called:||12 Rabi-ul-Awal|
|Significance:||Birth of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW)|
|Other Name:||Eid Milad-un-Nabi, Jashan-e-Viladat,Jashan-e-Eid milad-un-Nabi|
|People Donate:||Food, Sweets etc|
|Naat:||Poetry Written and Recites in Praise of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)|
|Shed Light on :||Prophet Muhammed’s Life, Sayings, Teachings and Philosophies|
|Competitions of :||Recitation|
|Offer Prayers At:||Mosques, Schools, Collleges, Houses|
According to popular Muslim belief, the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) was born on the twelfth day of Rabi-ul-Awwal in 570 CE in Mecca. Rabi-ul-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar and Rabi-ul-Awal is the birthday of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) .The Muslims however, does not understand that one must celebrate “Milad-un-Nabi” only on Rabi-ul-Awwal, it can also be celebrated at anytime of the year, remembering the teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).
Milad Derived From Viladut
The word Milad has been derived from “viladut” which means birth. Therefore, according to Arabic language, Milad is word which signifies the place and time of birth. In the light of Shariah, we means, Milad is to remember the events which took place at the birth time of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) and we get the opportunity of narrating the Seerat of the Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) on this occasion, we also presents the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) gifts of Durood -o- salam. We mention before the people attributes and praises of the Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him). We do not believe that Milad is specified with same night but, we believe that the remembrance of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is incumbent in each minute and second of time and every Muslim should act it sunnahs in the whole life time. Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is a great source of preaching. It is incumbent for scholars to teach Muslims nations on this Holy occasion, moral behavior of the Holy Prophet, (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) his antiquates, His affairs, His Seerat, His dealings and His worships.
Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi in Pakistan
Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW), also celebrated as the the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) birthday, is a Public Holidays in Pakistan . Sunni Muslims observe Milad-un-Nabi on Rabi-ul-Awwal (third month of the Islamic calendar).This Islamic Event celebrated all around the cities of Pakistan by Muslims at Schools,Colleges, Universities, Mosques, Roads and their Houses.
Muslim People Activities
The day starts off with an official 31-gun salute at the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in provincial headquarters.
National Flag Hoisted
The national flag is hoisted on all major public buildings, governmental, non-governmental facilities, mosques and even households are tastefully decorated and colorfully illuminated at night.
Seerat conferences are organized at both federal and provincial levels where religious scholars and intellectuals come and shed light on the Prophet Muhammed’s life, sayings, teachings and philosophies. Naat (poetry written in praise of the Prophet) and Koran recitation competitions are also held where prizes are distributed among people who perform outstandingly in the above stated disciplines.
Distribution of Sweets and Foods
Many people also donate to charity. Food and sweets are distributed among the poor and the needy. Moreover, contributions are made to support orphanages, asylums for the physically and mentally challenged, and widows.
Special prayers are offered at mosques. Religious leaders and scholars preach the Holy Prophet Muhammed’s (SAW) teachings. Stories and incidents from his life of morals, such as forgiveness, kindheartedness, bravery, wisdom, honesty, and peace lovingness, are quoted.
Start and End Event
Milad-un-Nabi congregations, rallies and processions also take place in major cities across Pakistan. These processions usually start from a central location (central mosques or locations of public prominence), pass through designated routes, and end at the starting point.
Eid Milad-un-Nabi is a public holiday in Pakistan. All government and semi government offices, and most private offices, businesses, shopping malls, post offices and educational institutions are closed on this day.Those wishing to travel via public transport on the day will need to contact the local transport authorities on the public transport availability. Traffic may be disrupted because of Milad-un-Nabi processions on major routes.
Green Color and Flag
Green colored pennants are often seen during Milad-un-Nabi processions, on shrines,houses,buildings and mosques. Green is a color associated with the the Last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) as being one of his favored colors. It is said that the Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) chose a green colored flag to represent the Islamic republic during his life. Candles and oil lamps (Chiragan) are lit on the eve of Rabi-ul-Awwal to welcome the Prophet’s arrival and to celebrate his birth.
Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) is celebrated in most countries with large street processions, ralies and decorations of homes or mosques. Food and other offerings are distributed, and stories about the life of Prophet Muhammad are narrated. Poetry or naats are recited after prayers and sweets are distributed among the poor.
It’s a day to remember the teachings and kindness of the holy Prophet and the faithful observe his birthday out of a desire to show their love and reverence of the Prophet.