Eid al-Mab'ath in Iran in 2025

Eid al-Mab'ath in Iran in 2025
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Eid al-Mab'ath
  Dates of Eid al-Mab'ath in Iran
2025 Iran Mon, Jan 27 National Holiday
2024 Iran Thu, Feb 8 National Holiday
2023 Iran Sat, Feb 18 National Holiday
2022 Iran Tue, Mar 1 National Holiday
2021 Iran Thu, Mar 11 National Holiday

Muslims in Iran and across the globe commemorate the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Mab’ath — the anniversary of the day Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was chosen as God’s messenger.

When is Eid al-Mab'ath?

Eid al-Mab'ath is a public holiday in Iran, that takes place on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab.

Marking the day Prophet Muhammad received his first divine revelation, the occasion signifies his appointment as the final prophet. It is a day of significant religious observance for Muslims worldwide. It signifies the initiation of Prophet Muhammad's mission to spread peace and reaffirm monotheism, shaping the course of human history and the Islamic civilization.

History of Eid al-Mab'ath

Muhammad (PBUH) often retreated to the Hira cave outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to pray to God, and to reflect on life.

The momentous event took place in 610 CE when Prophet Muhammad, at the age of 40, had a deep spiritual encounter. Angel Gabriel, the divine messenger, conveyed God's command, initiating his mission to spread the message of peace and reaffirm monotheism, as taught by previous prophets.

Gabriel descended and asked him three times to read the holy Quran revealed to him. Muhammad, who did not know how to read and write, could then read in full and began to teach others the holy words of God.

How is Eid al-Mab'ath Observed?

Eid al-Mab’ath is a public holiday in Iran. On this day, Muslims gather at holy cities and sites, including Mashhad and Qom, to participate in religious feasts.

Ceremonies are held in the capital, Tehran, and other cities to mark the occasion, which falls on the 27th of the month of Rajab on the lunar calendar.

People also distribute sweets and congratulate each other on the streets and in previously decorated mosques.

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