Mawlid in India in 2022

Mawlid in India in 2022
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?
Mawlid
  Dates of Mawlid in India
2024 Sep 15
Andhra PradeshSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
KeralaSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
ManipurSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
MizoramSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
PuducherrySun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
TripuraSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Sep 15Regional Holiday
2023 Sep 28
Andhra PradeshThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
KarnatakaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
ManipurThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
MizoramThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
PuducherryThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
TripuraThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
2022 Oct 8, 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
JharkhandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
ManipurSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MizoramSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
NagalandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, 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
Jammu and KashmirSat, Oct 8Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Oct 8Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Oct 8Regional Holiday
PuducherrySat, Oct 8Regional Holiday
2021 Oct 19, Oct 20
KarnatakaWed, Oct 20Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshTue, Oct 19Government Holiday
BiharTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ChandigarhTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
JharkhandTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ManipurTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
NagalandTue, 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
  Summary

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 2022?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt 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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