The Rabi-ul-Awwal moon has been sighted on Tuesday and the 12 Rabiul Awwal will be celebrated on Sunday, November 10, Dunya News reported.
The announcement was made by Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman after a meeting. He also prayed for the progress and prosperity of the country and the people of Pakistan.
Muslims around the world celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), known in Arabic as the Mawlid al-Nabawi holiday, on 12th of Rabiul Awwal — the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
Significance and Importance of Eid Milad-un-Nabi
Rabiul Awwal is that bountiful month of Islam in which the Holy Prophet (PBUH) graced the universe. On the 12th of Rabiul Awwal an inextinguishable light known as Muhammad (PBUH) was born, triumphing over darkness which had prevailed till then. Allah almighty in His Infinite Mercy endowed mankind with a gift, immeasurable in worth.
Eid Milad-Un-Nabi, also known as Mawlid and Eid-e-Milad is the day dedicated to the teachings of Mohammad Prophet and is celebrated across the country.
Muslims all around the world celebrate Eid Milad-un- Nabi in the holy month of Rabi ul Awal. Other than the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) this holy month of Rabi ul Awal has significance due to some other occasions held in it. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) began his journey of Hijrah during this month and also built the first Mosque of Islam, Masjid Quba in this month. The first Jummah was also established in this month.
Muslims decorate and well-lit streets, mosques, shrines, and residential areas with colorful lights on Eid Milad-un-Nabi. Food, sweets and other offerings are also distributed among Muslims on the day of Eid Milad-un-Nabi. Muslims sung Naat and chant in praise of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), it is believed that followers listening to these recitations get worldly and heavenly rewards.
Eid Milad-un-Nabi is a day to remember the teachings and kindness of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the believers regard. His birthday out of a desire to show their love and devotion to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is an important day for the Muslims as they start the day by offering Namaz and take part in other ritualistic customs. The message of peace, love, mercy, sacrifice, human dignity, dialogue, diversity, and coexistence is the most important message taught by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Eid Milad-un-Nabi reminds us this message of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
On Mawlid of the Prophet (SAW), Muslims make gatherings for the hearing of Sira (Life) of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and distribute food to people and bring happiness to the Ummah. The basic purpose of celebrating Eid Milad-un-Nabi or gatherings is an effective and efficient means for the calling people to Islam and educates children about the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Also remind the nation about the Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) good character, his way of worshipping, and his way of treating people.