Milad-Un-Nabi / Id-E-Milad
Milad-Un-Nahi is also called as Id-E-Milad, one of the major festivals for Muslims from all over the world. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth and death anniversary of Phrophet Muhammad. According to the Islamic calendar, this day is celebrated on the 12th day of the 3rd month of Rabi-ul-Awwal. The festival is full of mourning and rejoicing. Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi is marked by large crowds of Muslims gathering in public settings to hear stories about the different aspects of the prophet's life. It was celebrated mostly by scholars who are religious and the religious establishments. They gathered especially for hearing sermons, and for distributing alms, sweets, and in special honey, which was favourite of Prophet.
Celebrations on Milad-Un-Nabi / Id-E-Milad
Shia Muslims specially celebrate this festival in order for remembering that Prophet Muhammad choose Hazrat Ali as the successor of Gadhir-e-Khumm. The occasions define this festival as a chain of the Imamat or you can say the next leader. Eid-al-Gadhir and Eid-e-Milad are celebrated on the same day but for different reasons. Eid-e-Milad is used to celebrate Prophet's birth and death anniversary. Eid-al-Gadhir marks handing over of spiritual rein in hand of Hazrat Ali at Gadhir-e-Khumm. On this auspicious day, people who believe in Prophet Muhammad followers gather for reciting thanks giving and special prayers to Allah. In various parts of the country, people specially attend this lectures as well as recitations which are on life of Prophet Muhammad. Naats and Poetry are recited just after prayers and the sweet are distributed among poor people.
Activities during Milad-un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad
Many activities are been organized on this auspicious day to commemorate special thanks to Prophet Muhammad. Night long prayers, parades and marches, sandal rites right over symbolic footprints of Prophet Muhammad, festival banners all over the Muslim residential and mosques, meals for communal people in Mosques, exhibition which features the photos of the mosques in different holy cities, especially of Saudi Arabia. Many people this day carry flags of green colour; wear ribbons of green colour and takes part in various events. Kashmiri Muslims in special gather near the shrine of Hazratbal in Srinagar, which belongs in Indian province of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This place houses one hair which is believed to be of Prophet Mohammad.
Life of Muslims during the Festival of Milad-un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad
Milad-un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad is gazetted holiday. Islamic stores, business and organizations are either closed or opening hours are reduced. Large prayers and events are been organized outside the mosques. You can witness elegant and lightning festivals that are celebrated on this day to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.d
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