Mawlid al-Nabi in Maldives in 2019

Mawlid al-Nabi in Maldives in 2019
  How long until Mawlid al-Nabi?
This holiday next takes place in 52 days.
  Dates of Mawlid al-Nabi in Maldives
2021 Maldives Tue, Oct 19 National Holiday
2020 Maldives Thu, Oct 29 National Holiday
2019 Maldives Sun, Nov 10 National Holiday
2018 Maldives Tue, Nov 20 National Holiday
2017 Maldives Thu, Nov 30 National Holiday
  Summary
Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar
  Mawlid al-Nabi in other countries
Mawlid al-Nabi internationally

When is Muhammad's Birthday?

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

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' 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 on 12 Rabiulawal in 570 AD.

His birthday is celebrated with religious lectures and recitals of verses from the Koran.

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.

Though public celebrations of the birth of Muhammad (PBUH) 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.

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