Eid Milad un-Nabi & Rabi-ul-awwal in Pakistan

Rabi-ul-awwal is the 3rd month in the Islamic calendar. This month have great importance in all life of the Muslims. In this page we share with you complete info about Eid Millad Ul Nabi. During this month, majority of the Muslims celebrate Mawlid – the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The name Rabi al-awwal means the first or beginning of spring, referring to its site in the pre-Islamic Arabian calendar. This is also known as blessed month.

The first public celebrations of Milad-un-Nabi occurred in Egypt towards the end of the 11th century. The celebrations featured Koran recitations, public sermons, animal sacrifice & feasts. It was primarily a festival of the Shia ruling class. Eid Milad-un-Nabi is a public holiday in Pakistan. This is famous festival in all life of the muslims. All semi government offices & government, businesses, private offices, shopping malls, educational institutions & post offices are closed on this day. Religious leaders and scholars preach the Prophet Muhammed’s teachings. Special prayers are offered at mosques. Stories and incidents from his life of morals, such as kindheartedness, forgiveness, bravery, honesty, wisdom and peace lovingness, are quoted.

Eid Milad un-Nabi  have great importance in all Muslims life. The day starts off with an official 31-gun salute at the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in provincial headquarters. All Muslims celebrate this day. The national flag is hoisted on all major public buildings, non-governmental facilities, governmental, mosques & smooth households are tastefully bedecked & colorfully illuminated at night.

Eid Milad-un-Nabi  has great importance in all life of Muslims and they celebrate it every year. Eid Milad-un-Nabi, also known as the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, is a public holiday in Pakistan. Shia Muslims observe it on 17 Rabi-ul-Awwal while Sunni Muslims observe Milad-un-Nabi on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal (third month of the Islamic calendar), coinciding with the birthdate of their sixth Imam Jafar-al-Sadiq.

Islamic Events

  • 01 Rabi-ul-awwal 897 AH, the fall of the Emirate of Granada, the final Muslim kingdom of al-Andalus
  • 08 Rabi-ul-awwal, death of Imam Hassan Al-Askari Twelver Imām, Hasan al-‘Askarī.
  • 09 Rabi-ul-awwal, Eid e shuja
  • 12 Rabi-ul-awwal, Sunni Muslims observe Mawlid in commemoration of Muhammad’s birthday
  • 17 Rabi-ul-awwal, Shi‘ah Muslims celebrate the birthday of Muhammad and the Shī‘ah Imām, Ja‘far al-Sādiq.
  • 18 Rabi-ul-awwal, birth of Umm Kulthum bint Ali
  • 26 Rabi-ul-awwal, death of Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib
  • 26 Rabi-ul-awwal 1333 AH, death of Khwaja Sirajuddin Naqshbandi, a Naqshbandi Sufi shaykh

Green colored pennants are often seen during Milad-un-Nabi processions, on mosques & shrines. Oftenly homes and mosques lighted and al Muslims says prayers. Green is a color associated with the Prophet as being one of his special colors. Candles and oil lamps (Chiragan) are lit on the eve of 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal to welcome the Prophet’s arrival. It is said that the Prophet chose a green colored flag to represent the Islamic republic throughout his life.

Eid Milad un-Nabi Observances

This is a important for all us and in this article we share with you complete info about Rabi-ul-awal. During a public holiday, government offices & most businesses are closed so people have a day off work. All Muslims celebrate this occasion in mosque and in prayers.
Holiday at present only shown for years 2005 to 2017.

Weekday Year Holiday Type Date Name
Tue 2014 Public Holiday Jan 14 Eid Milad un-Nabi
Sun 2012 Public Holiday Feb 5 Eid Milad un-Nabi
Thu 2011 Public Holiday Feb 17 Eid Milad un-Nabi
Fri 2017 Public Holiday Dec 1 Eid Milad un-Nabi
Mon 2016 Public Holiday Dec 12 Eid Milad un-Nabi
Sun 2015 Public Holiday Jan 4 Eid Milad un-Nabi
Thu 2013 Public Holiday Jan 24 Eid Milad un-Nabi
Mon 2010 Public Holiday Mar 1 Eid Milad un-Nabi

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