New Delhi: The very auspicious occasion of Eid Milad Un Nabi celebrates is here and the Muslims across the globe commemorate the day with full festive zeal. The day marks the observance of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. He is the founder of Islam and revered as the final Prophet of God. He imparted valuable teachings of the religion.
On Eid-Milad-Un-Nabi , the birthday of Prophet Muhammad is commemorated in the third month of Islamic calendar which is also known as Rabi'al-awwal. In some parts of the globe, Mawlid term is used which has meaning 'to give birth' in Arabic.
However, in a few countries, such as Egypt and Sudan, Mawlid is used as a generic term for the festivity of birthdays of local Sufi saints and are not limited to the ceremony of the birth of Muhammad.
The term also means for the 'text especially composed for and recited at Muhammad's nativity festivity or "a text recited or sung on that day".
PM Modi took twitter to greet the nation on Eid Milad Un Nabi, He tweeted, “Greetings on Milad-Un-Nabi. We remember the noble teachings of the venerable Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and pray that there is harmony, brotherhood and peace all around.”
Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif is celebrated in the country besides Sri Lanka, Canada, United Kingdom, Nigeria, France, Italy, Germany and Russia. In mainstream Muslim dominated nations, Mawlid is a national holiday apart from for Saudi Arabia and Qatar.