Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2017 will be celebrated on the sunset of Thursday, the 30th of November. The Milad un Nabi day celebrations will start on Friday, the 1st of December 2017. These dates may vary because all these depends on the sighting of the moon. Milad un Nabi/Mawlid is the birthday of the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This day is celebrated in the 3rd Islamic calendar month Rabi’ al-awwal.
Background of Mawlid al-Nabi:
Mawlid al-Nabi (also called as Eid-e-Milad un Nabi or Eid Milad un Nabior Milad un Nabi or Mawlid an-Nabi or Milad al-Nabi) is the birthday celebrations of the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Hazrat Muhammed (PBUH) was born in Makkah, Hejaz Muqads, now called Saudi Arabia. His birth year was 570 CE according to the Gregorian calendar. The actual date of his birth is not clear but must be in the month of Rabi’ al-awwal . However, Sunni Muslims observe birthday of the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on the 12th Rabi’ al-awwal. Shi’a Muslims observe it on the 17th Rabi’ al-awwal.
How People Celebrate Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2017 ?
This is the biggest occasion in Islam after the Eid celebration. People gather on the day of Eid-e-Milad un Nabi in the mosques and read Darood sharif, discuss and Meetings to listen bayans and nats (praise) about holy prophet Mohammad (PBUH)’s life, deeds and teachings. People illuminate the buildings, streets, roads and mosques on the occasion of eid milad un nabi. People use social media sites and send Milad-un-Nabi e-cards, sms, Whatsapp and videos to friends and family. Sunni community celebrate this event on the 12th Rabi’ al-awwal, while the Shi’a community celebrates this event on the 17th of this month.
Activities During th Eid e Milad-un-Nabi:
- Night Long prayers, Reciting holy Quran and Darood Sharif and Bayaans.
- Morning Large crowds Marches and parades.
- Sandal rites over the symbolic footprints of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
- Banners and bunting in homes, mosques and other buildings.
- Communal meeting meals in mosques and other community places.
- Special arrangements to listen the deeds and teachings of holy propphet.
- Special Nats cermonies in mosques, homes, and other buildings.
- Model Exhibitions of mosques in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
- People used to carry green flags or banners.
- Some people like to wear green ribbons or related items of clothing when taking part in these activities.
In many Muslim countries Eid e Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday. All government offices, schools, colleges, universities, post offices and banks are closed on this day. Large Muslims prayer meetings, parades and marches may cause slow down the continuty of traffic.
Eid-e-Milad un Nabi /Milad Observances By Year:
Eid-e-Milad un Nabi Year
|Date Milad un Nabi|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2017||1st December 2017|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2018||21st November 2018|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2019||10th November 2019|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2020||29th October 2020|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2021||October 19|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2022||October 8|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2023||September 27|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2024||September 16|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2025||September 5|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2026||August 26|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2027||August 15|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2028||August 3|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2029||July 24|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2030||July 13|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2031||July 2|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2032||June 21|
|Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2033||June 10|