Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2020 will be celebrated on the sunset of Wednesday, October 28. The Milad un Nabi day celebrations will start on Thursday, the 29th of October 2020. These dates may vary because all these depend 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 Nabi or 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 the 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 2020?
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 to 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 celebrates this event on the 12th Rabi’ al-awwal, while the Shi’a community celebrates this event on the 17th of this month.
Activities During the 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 to the deeds and teachings of the holy prophet.
- Special Nats ceremonies 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 continuity 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 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|