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Eid-e-Milad un-Nabi 2019: History, Significance and Importance

Eid-e-Milad un-Nabi 2019: History, Significance and Importance
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Milad un-Nabi 2019 will be observed on November 9-10 to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad Sallallahu Alaihiwasallam.

Hyderabad is already gearing up for the celebration of Milad un-Nabi. All the roads, masjids and holy monuments are decorated and lit to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad Sallallahu Alaihiwasallam (S.A) who is mentioned as the Messenger of Allah in Islam. The Milad un-Nabi celebrations will begin post-sunset on November 9 (Saturday) and conclude until the evening of November 10 (Sunday).

It is believed that Prophet Mohammad S.A. was born in Makkah in the third month of the Islamic/ lunar calendar. The third month is referred to as Rabi ul-Awwal. While Sunni scholars believe 12th Rabi ul-Awwal, Shi'a scholars accept 17th Rabi ul-Awwal as the rightful date to observe their prophet's birth anniversary.

Based on the sighting of the Rabi-ul-Awwal moon, the dates of the celebration are decided. Along with India Eid-e-Milad will be celebrated in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and few other countries.

The main aim of the celebration is to propagate Prophet Mohammad S.A. teachings and values to the new generation. People go to the masjid and offer special namaz, the principles and way of life are honoured amid the celebration of the prophet's birth anniversary. Processions and feasts then follow the sermon (bayan). Naat and hymns are also recited in appreciation of the Prophet as part of the festivities.

The followers distribute sweets, snacks, juices and water to fellow devotees, besides distribution of food. Blood camps are also organised on this special occasion to remind the youth about Prophet teachings of equality, empathy, and love for each other.

Muslims prefer visiting Madina in this month, and they prefer to be in the Masjid-e-Nabwi. Masjid-e-Nabwi was established and built by Prophet Mohammad when he migrated to Madina. Prophet passed away at the age of 63 and was laid to rest inside the Masjid-e-Nabwi. It is the second most esteemed masjid in Islam and the second largest in the world, and the largest masjid is Masjid al-Haram in Makkah.

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