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 342 days.
  Dates of Mawlid in India
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
Tamil NaduFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
GoaThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
JharkhandThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
NagalandThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
PuducherryThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
TripuraThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, 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
2017 Dec 1, Dec 2
Andhra PradeshSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
DelhiSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
MizoramSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
PuducherrySat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Dec 1Regional 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 2020?
Andhra Pradesh  Andhra PradeshOct 29Regional Holiday
Bihar  BiharOct 29Regional Holiday
Chhattisgarh  ChhattisgarhOct 29Regional Holiday
Delhi  DelhiOct 29Regional Holiday
Goa  GoaOct 29Regional Holiday
Gujarat  GujaratOct 29Regional Holiday
Jammu and Kashmir  Jammu and KashmirOct 29Regional Holiday
Jharkhand  JharkhandOct 29Regional Holiday
Kerala  KeralaOct 29Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh  Madhya PradeshOct 29Regional Holiday
Maharashtra  MaharashtraOct 29Regional Holiday
Nagaland  NagalandOct 29Regional Holiday
Odisha  OdishaOct 29Regional Holiday
Puducherry  PuducherryOct 29Regional Holiday
Rajasthan  RajasthanOct 29Regional Holiday
Tamil Nadu  Tamil NaduOct 30Regional Holiday
Telangana  TelanganaOct 30Regional Holiday
Tripura  TripuraOct 29Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh  Uttar PradeshOct 29Regional Holiday
Uttarakhand  UttarakhandOct 29Regional 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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