Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Eid Milad-un-Nabbi - Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)'s Birthday

I would like to wish all my friends a very happy and blessed Eid Milad-un-Nabbi. May you all be blessed with the best of health, wealth, happiness & peace.

Eid Mubarak!

Muslims, all over the world, celebrated Eid Milad-un-Nabi; Prophet Muhammad(PBUH)'s birthday yesterday. Holy Prophet(PBUH)'s birth anniversary falls on 12 Rabi-ul-Awal of the Islamic lunar calendar year.
For Muslims, Eid Milad-un-Nabi is the regarded as an highly important event and is celebrated as a third Eid.

On this occasion public meetings & processions are held in masjids where religious scholars and prominent figures make speeches on different aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet(PBUH).

The stories of the Prophet’s birth, childhood, youth and adult life, his character, teachings, sufferings, and forgiveness of even his most bitter enemies, his fortitude in the face of general opposition, leadership in battles, bravery, wisdom, preaching and his final triumph through Allah’s mercy over the hearts of people are narrated in detail.

Salutations and songs in his praise are recited. In some countries, streets, mosques and buildings are decorated with colorful buntings and pennants and well illuminated at night. Affluent Muslims generously donate to charity. Feasts are arranged and food is served to guests and the poor.

Muhammad(PBUH); One of the World's Most Influential Persons

My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels.

Of humble origins, Muhammad founded and promulgated one of the world’s great religions, and became an immensely effective political leader. Today, thirteen centuries after his death, his influence is still powerful and pervasive.

Muhammad was a secular as well as a religious leader. In fact, as the driving force behind the Arab conquests, he may well rank as the most influential political leader of all time.


Michael Hart, The 100; A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History

Sources:
BBC Religions & Ethics
GEO News

12 comments:

samrina said...

Belated Eid Milad-un-Nabi greetings for u n all around u.

Takecare,

Samrina

Godknows said...

Greetings from Viet God.

Tim Rice said...

It sounds like a very celebratory time. May your life be blessed.

Deb S. said...

What a well-written, informative post. I pray that you had a blessed and happy Eid Milad-un-Nabbi.

No One said...

Hey...nice to learn more about this occasion...been seeing it alot on tv...but hope things get better in karachi...an extreme tragedy to hit our nation during this auspicious occasion....see ya hasan :)

RaY-ZoR said...

I was referring to the bombing at Nishtar park by the way.

Brea said...

Hope you have an enjoyable holiday.

Ruben said...

Thank you for the well wishes.

Rose said...

I hope that you had a great holiday. Thanks for providing the information to us on Eid Milad-un-Nabbi-.

Masd said...

Belated Mubarak on Eid Milad and thanks for commenting on my blog

Asma said...

thanks for your wishes ....my first time here..i like ur bog

No One said...

I have moved!

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