Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2021: You need to know about history, date, Significance.
2021 – Eid Milad-un-Nabi This year, according to the Gregorian calendar, Eid Milad-un-Nabi will begin on the evening of (Oct 18) end on the evening of (October 19).
Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-ul-Milad is celebrated on the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Muhammad SAW. This festival is celebrated by many Muslims of the Sufi or Barelvi school of thought.
It is also known as E Milad, Yom Nabi, Muhammad’s birthday or Nabi’s birthday. First celebrated as an official holiday in Egypt, Eid Milad celebrations became more popular during the 11th century.
When is Eid Milad-un-Nabi Celebrated?
This year, according to the Gregorian calendar, Eid Milad-un-Nabi will begin on the evening of October 18, 2021 and end on the evening of October 19, 2021.
About Hazrat Muhammad
It is believed that Hazrat Muhammad was born on 57 Rabi-ul-Awal, 573 AD, the third month of Islam. Eid Milad is also mourned by some people as it is also considered the anniversary of the Prophet. Hazrat Mohammad Mohammad’s full name was Mohammad bin Abdullah Ibn Abdul Muttalib.
He was born in Mecca. He is believed to have attained enlightenment in 610 AD in a cave called Hira near Mecca. He later preached the teachings of the holy book of Islam, the Qur’an.
Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated by the followers of Islam. However, Shiites and Sunnis have differing views on the festival.
How is Eid Milad-un-Nabi Celebrated?
It is believed that Sunni Muslims celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi on the 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, and Shia Muslims on the 17th of Rabi-ul-Awwal.
In addition, people wear green ribbons or green clothing on this day, carrying green flags or banners on this day. Green is a symbol of Islam and paradise. People also do activities such as marches, parades, and overnight prayer meetings.
Sectarian food is also served in mosques and other community buildings. Various exhibitions have been held in Saudi Arabia with pictures of different mosques in the holy cities.
Although Eid Milad is widely celebrated in India and other countries, many sections of the Muslim community believe that the Prophet’s birthday celebrations have no place in Islamic culture. Muslims of the Salafi & Wahhabi schools of thought do not mark the tradition of festivals.