Mawlid in India in 2020

Mawlid in India in 2020
Al-Masjid an-Nabawī is a mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It was one of the first mosques built by Muhammad, and is one of the largest mosques in the world. Image by ikurucan , via deposit Photos

  How long until Mawlid?
This holiday next takes place in 32 days.
  Dates of Mawlid in India
2022 Oct 9
Andhra PradeshSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
GoaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
JharkhandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
KeralaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
NagalandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
PuducherrySun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
TripuraSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
2021 Oct 19
Andhra PradeshTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
BiharTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
KarnatakaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ManipurTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
OdishaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
PuducherryTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
TelanganaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
TripuraTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
2020 Oct 29, Oct 30, Oct 31
GoaSat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
ChandigarhFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
JharkhandFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
ManipurFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
NagalandThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
2019 Nov 9, Nov 10
Andhra PradeshSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
ManipurSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
MizoramSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
PuducherrySun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
TripuraSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Nov 9Regional Holiday
2018 Nov 20, Nov 21
Andhra PradeshWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
GoaWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
JharkhandWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
KarnatakaWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
TripuraWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Nov 20Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Nov 20Regional Holiday
PuducherryTue, Nov 20Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, Nov 20Regional Holiday
Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar
  Mawlid in other countries
Mawlid internationally
  Which regions observe Mawlid in 2020?
  Andhra PradeshOct 30Regional Holiday
  BiharOct 29Regional Holiday
  ChandigarhOct 30Regional Holiday
  ChhattisgarhOct 30Regional Holiday
  DelhiOct 30Regional Holiday
  GoaOct 31Regional Holiday
  GujaratOct 30Regional Holiday
  Jammu and KashmirOct 29Regional Holiday
  JharkhandOct 30Regional Holiday
  KarnatakaOct 30Regional Holiday
  KeralaOct 29Regional Holiday
  Madhya PradeshOct 30Regional Holiday
  MaharashtraOct 30Regional Holiday
  ManipurOct 30Regional Holiday
  MizoramOct 30Regional Holiday
  NagalandOct 29Regional Holiday
  OdishaOct 30Regional Holiday
  PuducherryOct 30Regional Holiday
  RajasthanOct 30Regional Holiday
  Tamil NaduOct 30Regional Holiday
  TelanganaOct 30Regional Holiday
  TripuraOct 30Regional Holiday
  Uttar PradeshOct 30Regional Holiday
  UttarakhandOct 30Regional Holiday

When is Muhammad's Birthday?

'Mawlid' is Celebrated by Muslims during the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar.

Also commonly known as 'Milad un Nabi', this day is observed as a public holiday in many countries with a large Muslim population as it commemorates the anniversary of the birth of the founder of Islam and the proclaimer of the Qurʾan.

Shias observe the event on the 17th of the month, while Sunnis observe it on the 12th of the month. Some branches of Sunni Islam, such as Wahhabi and Salafi do not celebrate Mawlid, meaning that it is not a holiday in some countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

As the Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles, the date in the Gregorian calendar will vary each year. The Islamic Calendar is about 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, meaning that in some years this holiday will occur twice.

Traditions of Muhammad's Birthday

Also known to Muslims in Malaysia as Maulud Nabi. This is purely a religious festival and is marked as a public holiday.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Mecca on 12 Rabiulawal in the year 570 CE. The prophet’s full name is Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim.

Muhammad is believed to have been a descendant of Ishmael. According to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Isaac and Ishmael were two sons of Abraham. Whereas Jews are believed to have descended from Isaac, Arabs are believed to have descended from Ishmael.

By his 6th birthday, Muhammad was an orphan and was raised by uncle Abu Talib and his grandfather Abdul-Muttalib. He learned about business from his uncle and earned a reputation as a trustworthy trader.

It was not until Muhammad was 40 years old that he was commanded by the angel Gabriel, who carried God's message, to declare God's oneness and to shun the idolatry of his tribesmen. 

Over the following 20 years, his preaching of the Qur'an which was revealed to him would establish one of the world's great religions, Islam.

Around the Islamic world, Muhammad's birthday is celebrated with religious lectures and recitals of verses from the Qur'an, in mosques decorated with lights to mark the occasion.

The basic earliest accounts for the observance of Mawlid can be found in 8th century Mecca when the house in which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born was transformed into a place of prayer by Al-Khayzuran. Al-Khayzuran was the mother of a caliph, Harun-al-Rashid.

Though public celebrations of the birth of Muhammad did not occur until four centuries after his passing away. The oldest Mawlid-text is claimed to be from the 12th century and most likely being of Persian origin.

The Sunni and Shia branches of Islam have different ways of marking the day. The Shia community believes that on 12 Rabiulawal, the Prophet Muhammad chose Hazrat Ali as his successor. The Sunni community holds prayers throughout the month and they do not practice mourning on this day.

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