Auspicious Day of Eid-e-Milad popularly regarded as Milad-un-Nabi and even called as ‘Nabi Day’ is one of the most awaited and special festivals for the Muslim community all over the globe as it’s the biggest occasion that commemorates with great zeal and enthusiasm the birth anniversary and the essential element that is the teachings of Prophet Muhammad’s. Moreover, Eid-e-Milad is perfectly described in the Holy Quran. Muslims visit mosques and offer special prayers in the praise of their lord, additionally, for solace, soothe, and happiness to all and the also have a chance to meet relatives as a result of a social gathering on this day, exchange gifts, and share elegance.
In addition to this, the auspicious day of Eid-e-Milad is celebrated in Rabi’ al-Awwal i.e. the third month of the Islamic calendar in the current year 2016 this day falls on 12th December. The Sunni community of Muslim’s will celebrate the Nabi Day on the 12th of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-Awwal. During this particular month, the majority of the Muslims celebrate Mawlid, this word is originated from the Arabic word which means birthday ceremony of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. On the other hand, the Shia community performs this occasion on the 17th of Rabi’ al-Awwal, Dates may vary in the Gregorian calendar.
On this special day, people hold green flags in their hands and also tie ribbons on their wrist to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s teachings. You all must be wondering why merely green color and what its importance, logic behind the exclusively green shade and what it represent? So, the answer to this is, the green color represents Islam, bliss, and heaven i.e. the feeling of absolute pleasure and absence of evil. But most importantly, the idea was first originated by the Fatimid Caliphate and celebration on Eid-e-Milad was initiated dates back to the early four Rashidun Caliphs (the person who ruled an area) of Islam, furthermore, in the beginning, Nabi Day was only commemorated by the Shias community.
What else to be delineated, in the past people used to celebrate Milad-un-Nabi with animal sacrifices, however, over the years the scenario has been changed now and so the entire system of celebration. In this era, the celebration is about sacrificing halal animals which further distributed among the needy and poor people. Nabi Day prayers have been performed post the sunrise and prior entering the Zuhr time. On the top of all, this auspicious day is celebrated at its best when Muslims wear new clothes, offer prayers, and exchange greetings and gifts. Nabi Day is incomplete without sweet Sheer Kurma and Sevaiyan the special dish of this occasion.