Eid Milad-un-Nabi in Pakistan in 2019

Eid Milad-un-Nabi in Pakistan in 2019
  How long until Eid Milad-un-Nabi?
This holiday next takes place in 56 days.
  Dates of Eid Milad-un-Nabi in Pakistan
2021 Pakistan Tue, Oct 19 National Holiday
2020 Pakistan Thu, Oct 29 National Holiday
2019 Pakistan Sun, Nov 10 National Holiday
2018 Pakistan Wed, Nov 21 National Holiday
2017 Pakistan Fri, Dec 1 National Holiday
  Summary
Celebrated by the Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar
  Eid Milad-un-Nabi in other countries
Eid Milad-un-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.

During Mawlid celebrations, the national flag is hoisted on all public buildings, and a 31-gun salute in Islamabad and a 21-gun salute at the provincial headquarters are fired at dawn. Hundreds of thousands of people gather at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore between the intervening night of 11th and 12th Rabi' al-awwal for Mawlid celebrations, this is the worlds biggest gathering for Mawlid celebrations.

All public and private institutions will remain closed for the day. Important buildings and mosques are illuminated at night to mark the public holiday.

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