Eid Milad un Nabi
Eid Milad un nabi or ‘Eid al-Mabrook’ is a holiday, a celebration to mark the Birth of Prophet Muhammad. The day is observed by Muslims all over the world as the day to remember the night on which he passed away.
The festival of Eid al-Milad takes place over two days with the first being the night before and the second day being the day of the passing of Prophet Muhammad.
The day commemorates the night on which he died. The month of Mabrook in the Islamic calendar corresponds to July 6, 2021.
On this day, people go to mosques to offer namaz and take part in Quran recitation competitions and Muslim talks. Many around the world observe this day with fireworks, parades, joyous ceremonies, and family gatherings.
Various mosques across India offer sermons on the death of Prophet Muhammad and prayers are offered throughout the day.
The biggest celebration is held in Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan which is the place where he was. The gathering of Muslims here can be seen every year on Eid Milad-un-Nabi. Eid al-Mabrook is also marked by kids being presented with gifts by their elders and relatives.
In the time when kids are not used to getting expensive gifts from their elders, the Eid Milad celebrations are particularly one of them. However, in India, Eid Milad celebrations are not as huge and as much as it is celebrated in Pakistan.
The celebrations in India also begin on the night before the actual day of the death of the Prophet Muhammad. People go to mosques to offer namaz and take part in Quran recitation competitions and Muslim talks.
Eid Milad also brings out many other festivities and people enjoy family time together. There are family gatherings, street carnivals, street food, traditional dance, etc., for which Eid Milad is celebrated.
The night before Eid al-Mabrook, Eid Milad, kids wear new clothes and get special gifts from their parents and elders.
The next day is the Eid al-Milad day when kids wear new clothes and get gifts from elders and relatives. Eid Milad celebrations are especially marked by elaborate fireworks, parades, joyous ceremonies, and family gatherings.
As Eid Milad is on a Thursday this year, many places even postpone their weekend to the weekend after the two days of Eid.
Eid al-Mabrook is celebrated in the backdrop of a huge amount of excitement in Pakistan, India, and a number of other countries where Muslims live. Here are some of the pictures from around the world celebrating Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2021: