Eid Milad Un-Nabi | When, Why, What Should We Do & Significance

Eid Milad un-Nabi is celebrated in Islam as the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW.). Hazrat Muhammad was the Prophet of Islam and the proponent of the Quran. His birth in Mecca in 570 CE through his death in Medina in 632, Muhammad spent his whole life in Saudi Arabia.

He spread the peaceful religion, Islam, and is known as the last Prophet of the Islamic era. Eid Milad un-Nabi is the day of our beloved Prophet’s birthday. Entire Muslims of the world celebrate this day with love, respect, and happiness from the core of heart.

Eid Milad un-Nabi 2022

Muslims across the world celebrate Eid E Milad un-Nabi, and it’s a public holiday in Most of Muslim country. Educational institutions, most official activities are kept off during this public holiday of Bangladesh and in most Muslim countries.

Muslims perform prayers on Prophet the whole night. Saudi Arabia and Qatar don’t celebrate this day as a holiday and perform nafl ibadah on Prophet. This year Eid E Milad un-Nabi is celebrated on 12 Rabi Al Awwal, the third month of Islam across the world.

When is Eid Milad un-Nabi?

Every year Eid E Milad un-Nabi is celebrated on the third month of the Islamic Calendar. The month is Rabi Al Awwal. Every year, 12 Rabi Al Awwal is celebrated as Prophet’s birthday.

This year, Eid E Milad un-Nabi will celebrate from 18th October according to Gregorian Calendar. The day will last till 19th October, the Evening when Azaan will end.

Why Do We Celebrate Eid Milad un-Nabi?

Muslims of the Sufi or Barelvi school of thought commemorate the birth anniversary of Islam’s final Prophet, Prophet Muhammad, by commemorating Eid Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad. In colloquial Arabic, it is also known as Nabid and Mawlid.

The Sufi and Barelvi sects commemorate it during Rabi’ Al Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar. The origins of the celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday may be traced back to Islam’s first four Rashidun Caliphs.

The Fatimids established Eid-e-Milad festivities. Some Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was born on the 12th of Rabi’ Al Awwal, 570 CE, at Mecca.

What Should We Do On Eid Milad Un-Nabi?

Since its inception in Egypt, Muslims have conducted prayers, following which the ruling clan has made speeches and recounted texts from the Holy Quran. Following that, there was a big public feast. The ruling clan individuals were treated with reverence since they were regarded as Muhammad’s representatives.

With the increased influence of Sufi Muslims, the traditions evolved throughout time, and celebrations included animal sacrifices, public lectures, and nocturnal torchlight parades.

Today, Muslims observe Eid E Milad un-Nabi by wearing new clothing, praying, and sharing presents. The Muslim community gathers at a mosque or dargah to begin their day with a morning prayer, followed by a parade.

Children are given recounted stories from the Holy Quran about Prophet Muhammad’s life. The event is commemorated with night-long prayers. These social gatherings are open to friends and family.

Apart from these Muslim rituals, the day should celebrate with prayers and Darud-Sharif recitation. The day needs to celebrate with Quran recitation and good deeds. Festival is not important, but good deeds will give the positive vibe of a peaceful religion. That is what Prophet Hazrat Muhammad always wanted.

Who Celebrates Eid Milad Un-Nabi?

Eid E Milad un-Nabi is also observed as the Prophet’s death anniversary. It began as an official holiday in Egypt and grew in popularity throughout the 11th century. Only the then-ruling community of Shia Muslims could celebrate the holiday at the time, not the whole population.

In the 12th century, Syria, Morocco, Turkey, and Spain began to celebrate Eid E Milad un-Nabi, and certain Sunni Muslim groups followed suit.

Is Eid Milad Un-Nabi Allowed In Islam?

People throughout the world celebrate Eid E Milad un-Nabi, although many Muslims think that birthday festivities for the Prophet Muhammad do not exist in Islamic tradition. According to the evidence provided in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, any celebration other than Eid al-Fitr and Eid-e-Adha, is a type of biddah or religious innovation.

Islam is the religion of peace, and it supports that birthdays always decrease days from your life. It’s not a happy festival, but real Muslims always need to worry about their death.

Prophet Muhammad is our beloved and heart of Islam. His birthday is a very special day for all Muslims. Still, Muslims need to celebrate the day with Islamic conditions. Sharing devastating foods, sweets, and new clothes is biddah in Islam. It’s forbidden, and that is why Saudi Arabia and Qatar don’t celebrate the day.

Eid Milad un-Nabi is a modern innovation with no mention in the Quran or Hadith. In Islam, it is expressly forbidden to invent something new, referred to as biddah by Prophet Muhammad SAW. According to Rasool Allah SAW, every innovation is a misguidance, and every misguidance travels to Hell-fire.

How To Celebrate Eid E Milad Un-Nabi?

Eid E Milad un-Nabi is a special day, but the beloved Prophet never celebrated this day. His Muslim Ummah’s need to celebrate the day with numerous dua and prayers. Reciting Darud-Sharif upon Prophet Muhammad is the best celebration to him. Ignoring biddah, Muslims need to celebrate the day with Islamic and good activities.

Eid e Milad un-Nabi

Eid E Milad Un-Nabi is the day of the festival of Muslims. It is very important, but on the contrary, this is the death day of Prophet Muhammad. There is much controversy over this day, but real Muslims always recite surah and Darud upon beloved Prophet.

The entire article exposes the history of Eid E Milad un-Nabi and its significance. How Muslims celebrate the day and how Muslims need to celebrate have been detailed above.

Muslim Ummahs will always remain this day in their heart, and some Muslims follow the day with some Biddah activities. It should be forbidden and need to spread that the day needs good deeds and prayers upon Prophet Muhammad. Islam needs to be established strongly rather than doing wrong activities.

Cynthia Russell

Hi! I am Cynthia Russel. Love To Travel Around The world and find out Culture and Celebrate. and My Team as Well. We believe that every day should be celebrated and that today is the day! Our aim is to bring all of the world’s National Day under one roof, and to create the ultimate guide to celebrating each and every day.

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