Eid Milad Meaning
Milad Un Nabi is the day marked to celebrate the occasion of the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The term Milad (from Mawlid) refers to birthday and Eid means celebrations. The day is celebrated in most Islamic countries and also in India. The day is celebrated in the third calendar month Rabi-ul-Awwal on the 12th day. Sunnis celebrate it on the 12th day of the month while Shias celebrate it on the 17th day of the month.
How is Milad Un Nabi Celebrated
Eid Milad is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the world, In Pakistan, it is celebrated with the raising of the national flag and gun salute in the evening. In other parts of the world including India, the day is celebrated with large processions and a carnival-like atmosphere. People can be seen distributing food and other important items to the poor people. Mosques, houses, and streets are decorated with lights. Eid-E-Milad is a national holiday in many Muslim countries.
The celebrations include feasts and public sermons where preachers give insight about the life of Prophet. The speeches include the details of his birth, his parentage, childhood, marriage, children, the war for Islam and his death. It is a beautiful sight to see the arrangement for the Id-E-Milad.
Poetry on the Prophet Muhammad
It is also one of the favorite days for poets around the world, especially Sufi poets, who write about their love and affection for prophet. Poets compose songs and recite poems to honor Mohammed and sing these poems to the crowds. They pour out their love for the icon in beautiful verses in their native languages, adding even more color to their love for the Prophet. You can find beautiful poetry written in many different languages describing the lifestyle of the prophet, his principles and believes and the followers’ love and affection towards him.
About Prophet Muhammad
The Prophet used to live a simple life which is reflected in many hadiths. His actions and attitude towards life has inspired the belief of Muslims in the Islamic culture and reminds them to live a pious life making the earth a better place to live.
Prophet was the finest man in Islamic history and he was the owner of kindness, compassion, mercy, love, gratitude, thankfulness, abundance, courage, fearlessness and belief.
Some of his sayings which are worth following
- Kind words are a form of charity because only a good soul can utter kind words.
- Feeding the poor hungry people, visiting the sick and freeing a captive soul is a form of a good deed.
- Be a helping hand to a soul irrespective of religion
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