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Eid e Milad

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, also known as Mawlid al-Nabi or simply Milad, is an Islamic festival celebrated in India and other parts of the world to commemorate the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Here is an overview of the origin and history of Eid-e-Milad in India:

  1. Birth of Prophet Muhammad: Prophet Muhammad was born on the 12th day of Rabi' al-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar. His birth is believed to have taken place in the year 570 CE in Mecca, present-day Saudi Arabia.

  2. Early Celebrations: The celebration of the Prophet Muhammad's birth began during the early centuries of Islam. It originated as a devotional practice among Muslim communities, with individuals expressing their love, reverence, and joy for the Prophet and his teachings.

  3. Spread of Celebration to India: The celebration of Eid-e-Milad spread to different parts of the world, including India, through the spread of Islam and the migration of Muslim communities. Over time, it became an integral part of the religious and cultural traditions of Indian Muslims.

  4. Traditional Practices: Eid-e-Milad is typically marked by various religious and cultural practices. Muslims gather in mosques and homes to offer special prayers, recite verses from the Quran, and listen to sermons about the life, teachings, and exemplary character of Prophet Muhammad.

  5. Spiritual Reflection and Remembrance: The festival provides an opportunity for Muslims to reflect upon the Prophet Muhammad's life, his noble qualities, and his message of peace, compassion, and justice. It is a time for spiritual introspection, seeking blessings, and strengthening one's faith.

  6. Public Celebrations: In addition to private observances, Eid-e-Milad is often celebrated with public processions, gatherings, and speeches. These events may include recitation of religious poetry (Naat), religious lectures, and spreading the teachings and values of Prophet Muhammad.

  7. Cultural Diversity: Eid-e-Milad is celebrated by Muslims from diverse backgrounds and regions in India. Each community may have its own unique customs and traditions. People decorate streets, homes, and mosques with lights and banners, and share meals and sweets with family, friends, and the less fortunate.

Eid-e-Milad is a joyous occasion for Indian Muslims to express their love and devotion for the Prophet Muhammad and his teachings. It serves as a time of spiritual renewal, community bonding, and spreading the message of Islam. The celebration highlights the universal values of peace, love, and compassion, emphasizing the Prophet's role as a guide and exemplar for Muslims.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Sunday Sep 15, 2024 Eid e Milad 1 month from now
2025 Thursday Sep 4, 2025 Eid e Milad 1 year from now
2026 Tuesday Aug 25, 2026 Eid e Milad 2 years from now
2027 Saturday Aug 14, 2027 Eid e Milad 3 years from now
2028 Thursday Aug 3, 2028 Eid e Milad 4 years from now
2029 Tuesday Jul 24, 2029 Eid e Milad 5 years from now
2030 Saturday Jul 13, 2030 Eid e Milad 5 years from now
2031 Wednesday Jul 2, 2031 Eid e Milad 6 years from now
2032 Sunday Jun 20, 2032 Eid e Milad 7 years from now
2033 Thursday Jun 9, 2033 Eid e Milad 8 years from now
2034 Tuesday May 30, 2034 Eid e Milad 9 years from now
2035 Sunday May 20, 2035 Eid e Milad 10 years from now
2036 Thursday May 8, 2036 Eid e Milad 11 years from now
2037 Tuesday Apr 28, 2037 Eid e Milad 12 years from now
2038 Saturday Apr 17, 2038 Eid e Milad 13 years from now
2039 Wednesday Apr 6, 2039 Eid e Milad 14 years from now
2023 Wednesday Sep 27, 2023 Eid e Milad 9 months ago
2022 Saturday Oct 8, 2022 Eid e Milad 1 year ago
2021 Monday Oct 18, 2021 Eid e Milad 2 years ago
2020 Thursday Oct 29, 2020 Eid e Milad 3 years ago
2019 Saturday Nov 9, 2019 Eid e Milad 4 years ago
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Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.