Eid Milad Un Nabi in 2018
What is Eid Milad Un Nabi?
Eid Milad Un Nabi is one of the biggest festivals for Muslims around the globe. This is the day when the last and final messenger of Islam prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born, this is the birthday of prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
When is Eid Milad Un Nabi in 2018?
This occasion keeps changing its date in Georgian calendar, because Eid Milad Un Nabi falls in the third month of Islamic calender (Rabi Ul Awwal). This occasion is known by several names such as Milad un Nabi, Mawlid and Nabi day. This occasion is celebrated as the birthday of Islamic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He was born in the Makkah city of Arabia, mawlid 2018 is going to be celebrated in the month of Nov between 20th – 21st.
How is it celebrated?
Eid Milad un Nabi is celebrated with different customs in different countries but most popular custom among all is the procession. This is all on the occasion on the birthday of Islamic Prophet (PBUH), People from prefixed places, walk in the procession in which they have some of the replicas of Masjide Nabwi from Madina city of Arabia, Masjid e Nabwi is the second grand mosque of the world. It is located in Madina city, this is the mosque where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is resting in his final resting place.
Mawlid in different countries
As we know mawlid is the another name of Eid Milad un Nabi, so mawlid is celebrated in many countries since we have different customs to celebrate the birthday of holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Let’s start with the beginning of Mawlid which is mentioned below.
Beginning of Mawlid
Mawlid can be called as carnival in other words as well. Nabi day is followed by huge road processions, decoration of mosques and homes, food is distributed, the story of the holy Prophet’s life is narrated by the scholars of Islam followed by naat singing competition.
What is naat?
Naat is a kind of poetry which is actually in the admiration of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh), Usually naat is written in pashto or Urdu language because this is more famous in south Asian region, naat is sung with no music, because musical instruments are prohibited in Islam. However human voice or the natural sounds can be used, Some of the naat singers use daff, because daff is the only instrument which is allowed, daff was used even at the time of arrival of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) in madina, when he did hijrat from makkah to yathrib with his companions.
Eid Milad un Nabi in Asian Sub Continent
In Asian sub content most influenced countries are India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. People from these countries majorly participate in the celebration of Mawlid, they come up with huge processions, they give charity, they distribute food & some of them observe fasts. Eid milad un Nabi is barely celebrated in Arab region the reason being different scholars have clash in holy prophet’s date of birth, but most of the scholars claim that this is 12th Rabi ul Awwal, so people celebrate on this date.
People visit dargahs of auliya Allah who has spent their life following sunnah’s of the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and do religious acts such as chadarposhi.
Even in the Arab world people who celebrate Mawlid usually belong to South Asian community.
Nabi day is celebrated almost in every country around the globe but the customs of celebrations for birthday of holy prophet may differ from South Asian countries, such as they come up with processions but number of the people are less, they don’t distribute food, they don’t narrate the stories of the prophet’s life etc.
Significance of Eid Milad un Nabi
Since mawlid is the birthday of holy prophet (Pbuh), and people celebrate it across the globe, scholars suggest fasting on Mondays in the recognition of prophet’s birthday & it is clear sunnah that Prophet (PBUH) himself used to fast on Mondays, hence this day is sacred. On Eid Milad un Nabi people light candles and lamps in their houses and the graves of their parents, forefathers and the Dargahs of Auliya Allah.
Who is Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is a prominent figure in Islam, he is believed to be the last and final messenger of Islam. His milad (praising) is commemorated on 12th of third Islamic month which is called rabiul awwal, this milad is celebrate by millions of his followers worldwide.
5 things which you should about Prophet Mohamed (PBUH
- Truthful & trustworthy
Prophet Mohamed was known for his truthfulness and his trustworthy character long before his Prophet hood. He got the prophet hood at the age of 40 and people use to approach him to keep their goods with him as they trusted him long before his prophet hood. They used to seek for justice because they knew he will be fair and not lie.
2. Social Reformer and Moderation Preacher
He was first social reformer and advocated social issues on many levels such as gender equality as well as racial equality, prophet Muhammad (PBUH) advocated religious freedom and mandatory education for all Muslims.
3. A Good Husband
As history suggests, Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) was a good human being. History also tells us that he was the perfect example of a good husband too, as he used to help his wives in household works whenever he had time. He always tried his best to fulfill the wishes of his wives, he was a just husband and he always treated his wives with justice, as it’s mentioned in Koran that “you can marry either one women or two or three or four but if you are afraid that you cannot remain equally just to all your wives so it’s better for you to marry only one.”
There are several quotes (as below) of Prophet Muhammad (which are called hadiths) in which he suggested to be good with one’s wives.
“The most complete of the believers in faith, is the one with the best character. And the best of you are those who are best to their women.”(At-Tirmidhi and authenticated by Al-Albani)
4. Favoured forgiveness
There are several hadiths which tell us that prophet Mohamed (PBUH) was in favor of forgiveness as he always preferred forgiveness over punishment. As Allah (Sbt) says in Koran –
“Let them pardon and overlook. Would you not love for Allah to forgive you? Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
Surah Nur : 24:22
“Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives except that Allah increases his honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status”.
(Source: Sahih Muslim 2588)
5. Treated animals with kindness
As god tells us we should treat animals with kindness and love.
What Quran says about animals ?
“There is not an animal that lives on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but they form communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they all shall be gathered to their Lord in the end” (Quran 6:38)”.
Following this, prophet Muhammad (PBUH) guided us to treat animals with kindness and love, we should not overload them if we are using them as the source of business, we should feed them properly on time. He taught us that even animals have rights in Islam like humans.
It is obligatory for Muslims to believe in the teachings of Quran, since believing in Quran is one of the five pillars of Islam. Any Muslim who doesn’t believe in Quran is not considered a Muslim.
Who is a Muslim?
Muslim is the word which derived from Arabic root word silim, which means a person who submits his will, so a Muslim is a person who submits his will to Allah (SBT), so submitting one’s will to Allah (SBT) is to believe in the oneness of god believing in prophets of god, books of god, and adhere all rules which god has created.’
Allah (SBT) says in Quran about prophet Mohammed (PBUH) “ We have sent you as the mercy for all the people” so Eid Milad un Nabi is the occasion when Allah (Sbt) has sent the holy Prophet (PBUH) as mercy on earth, in other verse of the Quran Allah (Sbt) clearly states that “O prophet (PBUH) you are the best model for the believers, so being a believer we should follow the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) & follow his commandments. Hence Eid Milad un Nabi is one of the most auspicious occasions for Mulsims.