The new moon of Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1438 AH, was born on crossing conjunction point at 17-18 PST on 29-11-2016. Eid Miladun Nabi is one of the most significant events for Muslims all over the world. It is celebrated as the birth date of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). All the Muslims gather together on this day to remember Allah and His Prophet by arranging Milads.
Muslims are always in arguments over whether they should celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi or not. There are some sects who don’t celebrate this day like Wahhabism and Deobandism and there are many countries too, who don’t give official or national holiday on this day.
Well, let’s see how Muslims celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi all over the world.
Pakistanis celebrate this holy occasion with full interest by lightning the streets and houses for the whole week of Eid Miladun Nabi. The green and white lights make every corner of this country beautiful and worth watching. People arrange milads and gather together to help poor by giving them food and other basic items.
In Malaysia, people also celebrate the Prophet’s birthday by gathering together for prayers and recitations. People recite Holy Quran and spent this day as a symbol of self purification.
Quran and speeches in the praise of our Holy Prophet (PBUH) are very common in Turkey. Most people went to the mosques to memorialize this day and the occasion is celebrated on the very massive level.
Muslims also celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi in India by organizing special prayers on the biggest level. Just like the Pakistani’s, Indians also cook food to help the needy people. Moreover, rallies and parades are also very common.
“In many parts of Indonesia, the celebration of the Mawlid al-nabi “seems to surpass in importance, liveliness, and splendour” the two official Islamic holidays of Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha”, according to Herman Beck.
Muslims in Russia prefer to read the Holy Quran and celebrate this day in huge numbers. Both men and women gather at the central mosque here on Prophet Muhammad (PBH) birthday, despite the freezing temperature everywhere.
People in Egypt celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi more by helping poor. Men and women prefer to give food, clothes and toys to the needy people in order to include them in the celebrations too. And they also do zikar on the large level.
In Australia, men and women gather to celebrate this beautiful day by wearing new clothes. They gather together to arrange special prayers in mosques and even in homes. By arranging naats and religious lectures, they celebrate the day of the Prophet.