here Muslims think about the leadership of the Prophet, his bravery, wisdom, preaching and his final triumph over the Meccan Muslims. As well as recounting the Prophet's life, salutations and songs in his praise are recited.
In some countries, streets and mosques are decorated and illuminated at night. Some Muslims donate to charity. Families gather together, feasts are arranged and food is served to guests and the poor.
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Other celebrations, like Mawlid, are neither obligatory nor forbidden. Showing He shall destroy the cross, slay the swine, eradicate discord and grudges, and money shall be offered to him but he will not accept it. When eulogies are read, water, salt and money would be put in the middle. It closely parallels the modern mawlid in form.
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Milad un Nabi Last updated On this page Find out more Page options Print this page. A blessing for the whole universe Despite this, large numbers of Muslims do commemorate the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet, which falls on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal of the Islamic lunar calendar.
A quiet festival There are only restricted festivities on Eid Milad-Un-Nabi because the same day also marks the anniversary of the death of the Prophet. Focussing on the Prophet The event is marked by public gatherings of Muslims.
Festivities As well as recounting the Prophet's life, salutations and songs in his praise are recited. Like praising the prophet, Mawlid recitations are also considered a form of worship.
It is read at least once a year for the sake of keeping the love of the prophet in mind. To read it poetically has been regarded as the most superior form. As the Quran is very virtuous and transcendent, listeners may often be inattentive to the recitations, which is why Mawlid recitations would be more beneficial to those that listen for Amr bil Maroof and Nasrul Mohabbat.
Imam Muhammed Bakir would gather his loved ones to recite Mawlids; he would feed them and the poor. Imam Suyuti would also do this and also advised others to follow suit. Thus, Mawlid recitations are a very bright custom in Egypt. During his lifetime, he would distribute food, gifts and charity to thousands of people on this occasion every year.
He was martyred during the Siege of Acre in the battle between Mamluks and the Crusaders in Royal Mawlid Ceremonies. During their time, Ottomans would organize pompous, festive ceremonies where the sultan, and state officials would dress in their official uniforms.
This ritual was the one of the most outstanding ceremonies. During these Mawlids they would distribute dates and sweets to everyone. Gifts and alms would be distributed to the servants. Sometimes it would be read in one place and the people of the Imperial Harem would listen behind cages where successors in line to the throne were kept under a form of house-arrest. For example, during the Sultan Aziz era, Hasan Riza was famous for his pleasant voice and emotion-filled reading.
He would recite Mawlids to the poor, without expecting anything in return. Can Suleiman Chalebi ever be forgotten? At Hedjaz, Mawlid-i Barzanci is well-known. Instead of sweets, dates were distributed to the people there. Turkish Mawlids are also very common. Rumor has it that when a preacher commented on the All of them should be considered as prophets.
It is a highly literate and sincere piece.