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Eid Milad-Un-Nabi: A celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

Eid Milad-Un-Nabi: A celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
Written by Abhishek Rana

The Nation has started preparing for Eid Milad, a celebration of the birthday of Islamic Prophet Muhammad. There have already been a lot of security arrangements for the day. A large number of cops have been deployed to make the celebration safe for the people. Eid Milad is celebrated on 30th or 1st of December. The festival is celebrated by both Shi’as and Sunnis. Usually, it involves family gatherings, or processions on the streets to sing the praise of the Muhammad and other sacred texts. People also decorate their houses and make sweets to commemorate the birth of the prophet.

People have started to congratulate each other on the occasion. The day is considered a holiday, except in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Some quarters of the Muslim section do not consider Eid Milad-Un-Nabi a festival, like Wahhabism, Deobandism and Ahmadiyya because they consider it just an innovation on bidat.

There is no exact date for the Birth of Prophet Mohammad, and it is not recorded in the traditions of Muslim community. But, Sunni Muslims celebrate the twelfth of Rabi’ al-awwal and the Shi’a Muslims believe that it is the seventeenth. People also fast on this day, and break it later in the evening.

About the author

Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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