Mawlid in India in 2024

Mawlid in India in 2024
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?
  Dates of Mawlid in India
2025 Sep 5
Andhra PradeshFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
BiharFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
KeralaFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
ManipurFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
2024 Sep 16
Andhra PradeshMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
DelhiMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
GujaratMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
JharkhandMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
KarnatakaMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
KeralaMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
MaharashtraMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
ManipurMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
MizoramMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
OdishaMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
PuducherryMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
RajasthanMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
TelanganaMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
TripuraMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
UttarakhandMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
2023 Sep 26, Sep 27, Sep 28
Andhra PradeshThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
ChandigarhThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
JharkhandThu, 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
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
Jammu and KashmirWed, Sep 27Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, Sep 27Regional Holiday
GoaTue, Sep 26Regional 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

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 2024?
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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