Eid-e-milad un-Nabi 2023:- Know Date, History, Significance And Celebrations Of The Islamic Festival

Eid-e-milad un-Nabi 2023:- It marks the birth anniversary of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. He was born in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca. Here know the date, history, significance and celebrations of this festival.

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Eid-e-milad un-Nabi 2023:- This is celebrated on the 12th Rabi al-awwal, the third month of Islamic calendar. (Photo:-Pexels)

Eid-e-milad un-Nabi is the festival of muslims. It marks the birth anniversary of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Eid-e-milad un-Nabi is also known as Eid-e-milad and Mawlid. Islamists celebrate this day with full of enthusiasm and joy. Almost all the islamic countries celebrate this day.

Prophet Muhammad was born in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca. It is the day of rejoicing as well as mourning for muslims because it is said that the Prophet Muhammad had passed away on the same day.

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Eid-e-milad un-Nabi 2023:- Date

This is celebrated on the 12th Rabi al-awwal, the third month of Islamic calendar. According to Gregorian calendar, this year Eid-e-milad un-Nabi falls on September 27 and September 28, 2023. It will be celebrated from the evening of September 27 to evening of September 28.

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Eid-e-milad un-Nabi 2023:- History

Initially, some of the Tabi’un started holding sessions in which songs, poetry composed to honour the Muhammad were recited and sung to the crowds. It was the beginning of Mawlid.

It is said that Muzaffar al-Din Gokbori was the first muslim who held a big ceremony to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. First time, this day was celebrated on a large scale at Egypt.

Eid-e-milad un-Nabi 2023:- Significance and Celebrations

There are differences between Sunni muslims and some of the Shia muslims about the date of Eid-e-milad. Sunni muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was born on 12th Rabi al-awwal while according to the Shia muslims, he was born on 17th Rabi al-awwal. But most of the muslims celebrate this on 12th Rabi al-awwal.

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In some of the Islamic countries, this day is recognised as a national holiday. Muslims get together in mosques or masjids on this day. They recite prayers and remember the teachings of Muhammad. They distribute sweets and gifts to each other.

Many muslim communities organise sessions or ceremonies to commemorate the Prophet Muhammad. Processions from the mosques are also held. There is also the importance of green colour with this day. Muslims wear green clothes and hold green flags in hands.

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