Eid Milad un-Nabi in Pakistan
Eid Milad-un-Nabi, also known as the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, is a public holiday in Pakistan. Sunni Muslims observe eid Milad un Nabi 2016 pakistan on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal (third month of the Islamic calendar) while Shia Muslims observe it on 17 Rabi-ul-Awwal, coinciding with the birthdate of their sixth Imam Jafar-al-Sadiq.
What Do People Do in Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 Pakistan?
Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 Pakistan observances differ among people following different schools of Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh). Some scholars forbid celebrations and even challenge the holiday’s legality in light of Sharia (Islamic law). Many Muslims do not believe in celebrating birthdays or anniversaries as there is no evidence from Prophet Mohammad’s life of such observances. On the other hand, many Islamic scholars believe that this day should be celebrate festively. There is a considerable number of Muslims that observe this day with utmost religious fervor.
The day starts off with an official 31-gun salute at the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in provincial headquarters. The national flag is host on all major public buildings, governmental, non-governmental facilities, mosques and even households are tastefully decorate and colorfully illuminated at night.
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Seerat conferences are organize at both federal and provincial levels where religious scholars and intellectuals come and shed light on the Prophet Muhammad life, sayings, teachings and philosophies. Naat (poetry written in praise of the Prophet) and Koran recitation competitions are also hold where prizes are distribut among people who perform outstandingly in the above stated disciplines.
Many people also donate to charity. Food and sweets are distribute among the poor and the needy. Moreover, contributions are made to support orphanages, asylums for the physically and mentally challenge, and widows.
Special prayers are offered at mosques. Religious leaders and scholars preach the Prophet Muhammed’s teachings. Stories and incidents from his life of morals, such as forgiveness, kindheartedness, bravery, wisdom, honesty, and peace lovingness, are quote.
Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 Pakistan congregations, rallies and processions also take place in major cities across Pakistan. These processions usually start from a central location (central mosques or locations of public prominence), pass through designated routes, and end at the starting point.
Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 Pakistan is a public holiday. however all government and semi government offices, and most private offices, businesses, shopping malls, post offices and educational institutions are close on this day.
Those wishing to travel via public transport on the day will need to contact the local transport authorities on the public transport availability. Traffic may be disrupte because of Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 Packston processions on major routes.
The first public celebrations of eid Milad un Nabi occurred in Egypt towards the end of the 11th century. It was primarily a festival of the Shia ruling class. The celebrations featured Koran recitations, animal sacrifices, public sermons and feasts.
The first public observance of eid Milad un Nabi by Sunnis took place in 12th century in Syria under the rule of Noor-un-Din Zangi.. Milad-un-Nabi is now an official holiday in many Muslim countries throughout the world.
Green colored pennants are often seen during Eid Milad un Nabi processions, on shrines and mosques. Green is a color associated with the Prophet as being one of his favored colors. It is said that the Prophet chose a green colored flag to represent the Islamic republic during his life. Candles and oil lamps (Chiragan) are lit on the eve of 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal to welcome the Prophet’s arrival and to celebrate his birth.
About Eid Milad un-Nabi in other countries
Meanwhile, eid Milad un Nabi celebrates all over the world on same day. therefore almost it is a public holiday all over the places.
Eid Milad un-Nabi Observances
Note: Therefore, during a public holiday, government offices and most businesses are close so people have a day off work.
Mention that Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2017.
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|Mon||Dec 12||2016||Eid Milad un-Nabi||Public Holiday|
|Fri||Dec 1||2017||Eid Milad un-Nabi||Public Holiday|
Eid e Milad-un-Nabi (festival of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth) is observe with religious reverence in Pakistan.
Eid Milad un-Nabi 2016
Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 Pakistan will be celebrate in Monday, December 12, 2016
Eid Milad un-Nabi 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Name in other languages
|Eid Milad un-Nabi||English|
|Milad un-Nabi (Geburtstag Mohammeds)||German|
|عيد ميلاد النبی||Urdu|
|Eid Milad un-Nabi (Profetens fødselsdag)||Norwegian|
Note: Additionally on eid milad un nabi 2016 Pakistan, a public holiday declare, government offices and most businesses are closed so people have a day off work.
List of dates for other years
Other holidays in December 2016 in Pakistan
- Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2016
- Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2016
- Day After Christmas – Monday, December 26, 2016
- New Year’s Eve – Saturday, December 31, 2016
Fun Holiday on December 12, 2016
- Gingerbread House Day