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Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2020: Know the Importance of Eid-e-Milad & Why Muslims Celebrate This Day

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap

The birthday of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad is celebrated as Eid Milad Un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad or Mawlid.  

According to Islamic beliefs, Pangbar Mohammad Saheb was born on the 12th day of 573 AD, the third month of Islam i.e. Rabi-al-Awwal. It is said that Prophet Mohammad also died on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal. It is celebrated by the Sufi and Barelvi sect during Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. 


According to the Islamic lunar calendar, the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal in India has started from October 19. While Eid Milad Un-Nabi will be celebrated on 30 October. It will be celebrated on 29 October in Saudi Arabia.  

In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other parts of the subcontinent region it will be celebrated on 30 October. 


On this day, a feast of Eid Milad Un Nabi is organized along with this, processions are also taken out in the memory of Mohammad. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is little chance of organizing a large procession or ceremony. 

The celebration of Prophet Muhammad's birthday was started by the Fatimids in the four Rashidun Caliphs of Islam. 

Prophet Mohammad Sahab was born in Mecca in 573 AD. His father name was Abdallah ibn Abd al-Muttalib and mother's name was Aminah bint Wahb. It is said that he has attained enlightenment in 610 AD in a cave called Heera in Mecca and after that, he preached the teachings of the Holy Quran of the religion of Islam. 

There are many people who believe that the birthday celebrations of Prophet Muhammad does not exist in Islam. They believe that any other festival, except for Eid al-Fitr and Eid-e-Adha is a form of Biddah or innovation in religion. 

Happy Eid Milad Un Nabi 2020! 

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