Eid-e-Milad 2016: History and significance of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi

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Published: December 12, 2016 2:21:23 PM

Eid-e-Milad is also called Maulid or Mawlid. Since naat and hyms are sung in praise of the Prophet, it is believed that followers listening to these recitations get worldly and heavenly rewards.

Eid-e-Milad 2016: This Islamic festival is dedicated to Prophet Mohammad and his teachings. Eid-e-Milad is the birth anniversary of the Prophet and a day to remember his teachings and messages. (PTI)Eid-e-Milad 2016: This Islamic festival is dedicated to Prophet Mohammad and his teachings. Eid-e-Milad is the birth anniversary of the Prophet and a day to remember his teachings and messages. (PTI)

Eid-e-Milad 2016: This Islamic festival is dedicated to Prophet Mohammad and his teachings. Eid-e-Milad is the birth anniversary of the Prophet and a day to remember his teachings and messages. According to the Islamic belief, the Prophet was born on the 12th day of Rabi-al-Awwal in 570 AD in the city of Mecca, which falls in Saudi Arabia. However, different sects of Islam observe or celebrate the Prophet’s birth on different dates of the month. While some historians trace the origin of the celebrations to Turkey, others argue it began in Egypt. The followers who approve of the celebrations on this day claim that there are many references of Milaad-un-Nabi in the holy Quran too.

Eid-e-Milad is also called Maulid or Mawlid. Since naat and hyms are sung in praise of the Prophet, it is believed that followers listening to these recitations get worldly and heavenly rewards.

In most of the countries Mawlid is celebrated with large street processions and decorations of homes or mosques. Food, sweets and other offerings are also distributed. In India too, the day is marked as an important day for Muslims – it is a public holiday. People offer namaaz and take part in other customs. In some parts of India, processions are taken out. The festival in Jammu and Kashmir in particular is celebrated by displaying the relics of Muhammad at the Hazratbal Shrine, the important Islamic pilgrimage spot on the banks of Dal Lake.

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Eid-e-Milad is 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.

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