On the auspicious occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind extended their warm greetings. On this day, the PM hoped for compassion and brotherhood in his greetings to the nation. All those who practice Islam observe Prophet Muhammad’s birthday on Milad-un-Nabi. It is also known as Mawlid or Nabid. People greet each other with the infamous Eid Mubarak phrase and pray all night long for the well-being of their near and dear ones.
PM Narendra Modi greeting on Mawlid
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to greet all Muslims celebrating the Prophet’s birthday today. In his tweet, he wrote,
Best wishes on Milad-un-Nabi. Hope this day furthers compassion and brotherhood all across. May everybody be healthy and happy. Eid Mubarak!
The occasion is being celebrated today in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and various other parts of the subcontinent. Milad-un-Nabi is usually celebrated in the third month of the Muslim lunar calendar.
President Kovind message on Mawlid
Following the tweet by Prime Minister Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, too, extended warm greetings on his Twitter account. He tweeted,
On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, good wished to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. Let us follow his teachings and work for the well-being of society and peace and harmony in the country.
Milad-un-Nabi is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the Islamic culture. In the early days of Islam, people gathered to read poetry and sing verses to honor the Prophet. Prophet Muhammad’s life and teachings, as reflected in the Hadith, have time-and-again inspired millions. Practitioners who observe Milad-un-Nabi remember, discuss, and celebrate the Prophet’s life on this auspicious day. They hold night-long players and send Milad-un-Nabi e-cards to friends and family. The prayers are usually held in mosques or dargahs. Processions are carried out from the location of the celebration, and people chant prayers and praises of the Prophet. Further, community meals are organized, and people follow the tradition of narrating stories of the Prophet’s life. The Sunni community and Shia community celebrate this day on the 12th and 17th month of Rabi’al-awwal, respectively. In the Gregorian calendar, the date varies.