Eid-e-Milad: History, Importance & All You Need to Know Today

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Eid Milad-Un-Nabi 2018: Date, Importance & History! Here’s Everything You Should Know Today!
Eid Milad-Un-Nabi 2018: Date, Importance & History! Here’s Everything You Should Know Today!

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad is a day dedicated to Prophet Mohammad who is also believed to be a messenger of God by Muslims and his teachings.

On this day, hymns are sung in praise of the Prophet and it is also commonly believed that listening to those will make one receive worldly and heavenly rewards. However, the day is marked differently by the Shia and Sunni. The Shia community believes that on this day Prophet Muhammad had chosen Hazrat Ali as his successor. On the other hand, the Sunni community, on this day, hold pray meetings throughout the day.

Significance of Eid Milad un Nabi
Eid Milad un Nabi
Eid Milad un Nabi

According to legend, Prophet Muhammad was born on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The day is recognised as a national holiday in several Muslim-majority countries across the world.

The day is dedicated to the Prophet and his teachings. As a tradition, parents tell stories of the Prophet’s life to their children. The event is also marked by public gatherings and processions, where people make speeches on the life of the Prophet.

Places Where Milad-Un Nabi is Observed

Several countries celebrate the day by taking out large processions in the street and by decorating their homes. It is considered an important day for Muslims all across the globe because it reminds one of the kindness, compassion and the teachings of the holy Prophet

Festivities, Feasts and Charity

Different kinds of foods and dishes are prepared during Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi. Families gather together, feasts are cooked and distributed to the poor and the unprivileged. Muslims also donate to charity on this day.

Eid-e-Milad in India

India is noted for its Eid-e-Milad-un-nabi festivities. The relics of the Prophet are displayed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Hazratbal Shrine, where night-long prayers are also held every year.

 Bank Holiday

In cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru this Wednesday, November 21, is a bank holiday due to Eid-e-Milad under the Negotiable Instruments Act.

As we celebrate the day, here are some SMS, WhatsApp messages, pictures, and Facebook status to share with your family and friends.
Eid Milad un Nabi
Eid Milad un Nabi

Eid means:
E – Embrace with open heart
I – Inspire with impressive attitude
D – Distribute pleasure to all
Eid Mubarak!

Happy Eid Milad Un Nabi. May Allah fulfils all your wishes on this birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) you’ll always be in my prayers and may you remember when you pray to Allah.

A special prayer for you,
May Allah’s blessings and divine be with you.
Eid Mubarak!

I wish Allah showers his divine blessings and
fulfills all your dreams on Eid and always.
Eid Mubarak!

May the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) usher in an era of peace, love, happiness and prosperity for you. Happy Eid Milad Un Nabi!

May the divine blessings of Allah
fill your home and heart with the
spirit of joy and open up
newer opportunities for success.
Eid Mubarak!

Wishing that Allah accepts
your good deeds and sacrifices,
alleviates your sufferings,
and forgives your transgressions.
Eid Mubarak!

On the joyous occasion of Eid-e-Milad sending my warm heartfelt wishes.
Eid Mubarak!

Congratulations to all the Muslims on the holy day of Eid Milad Un Nabi!

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