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Milad Un Nabi

Milad-Un-Nabi Celebrations in India

The word "Milad" has been derived from "Viladut" which means 'birth'. Hence, Milad signifies the place and time of birth. According to Islamic Shariah, Milad is remembered as the term of events that took place at the time of the birth of the Holy Prophet.

The Hijri date 12 Rabi Awwal (one of the twelve months of the Islamic Calendar) is the Islamic birth date of Prophet Mohammed born in 570 C.E. Muslims celebrate this occasion as "MILAD-UN-NABI" throughout the month of Rabi Awwal.

Many Muslims do not believe in celebrating birthdays or death anniversaries as they believe that there is no evidence to prove that this celebration was ever practiced during Prophet's era.


Legends of Milad-Un-Nabi


Milad-un-Nabi is marked as the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad which represents not just the birth but also the day of the death of the Prophet.

Shia Muslims commences and mark this occasion full of death-symbolism as this community represents it the death anniversary of Prophet and the reason behind why this is so very special to them is because on this occasion Prophet Muhammad had chosen Hazrat Ali as his successor at Gdhir-e Khumm. This festival is further celebrated by remembering the favors bestowed on the community that is why Islamails are called Ibun’ul Waqt.
Hence, Prophet’s birthday is believed to be mere a concidence. After which Hazrat Ali took over the spiritual joystick from him abd continued building aphemeral till today. Since then, this ritual is being carried away that in every period of Imamat, the previous Imam appoints subsequent Imam and if anyhow the present Imam passes away, even then Muslims rejoices at the mechanism of the new Imam as the promise of the Light of Allah continues.
Celebrations of Milad-Un-Nabi

During Milad-un-Nabi festival, the Muslims of different age groups visit Mosques and offer special prayers to Allah for the welfare of the faith and remission of all sins. Also, at the end of the pray, learned men deliver sermons focusing on life and noble deeds of the Prophet. Therefore, on this very day of Milad, the Noble teachings of the Prophet are repeated. On this particular day, Holy Quran is read out and recited and religious meetings are organized in Mosques. The devotees pray all throughout the night in homes and in mosques. They read Holy Quran; invite friends, relatives and offer food and clothing, etc to the poor.

Different scholars staged their views about Milad-Un-Nabi below:
  • Ibn Tay' miah in his book "Necessity of the Right Path" published by Dar-Al-Hadith, wrote: "As far as what people do during Milad, either as a rival celebration to that which the Christians do during the time of Christ's birthday…….Allah Almighty will surely rewarded them for such IJ'tiha."
  • "Imam Al-Hafiz Al-Iraqi wrote a book and called it;"The Pure Spring on the Subline Birth".
  • Imam Ibn Dahyah wrote a book called "Enlightenment on the Birthday of the Bearer of Good News, the Warner", etc.
  • "And the Some peace on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I would be raised alive". (Kanzul Imam the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Al Maryam, Verse 33).
But as far as celebrations of meelad goes; Falsehood is regrettably attributed to such a noble event and mischief is stated as the illegitimacy of celebrating such an honored occasion about Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).


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