Mohammad BilalSep 27, 2023 | 09:00
Muslims in Mumbai, celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi by preparing special flags. Photo: Getty
No, Eid Milad-un-Nabi is not considered a festival in Islam, and the Holy Quran does not mention celebrating or commemorating this day as special. Instead, it can be described as a customary practice followed by several Muslims around the world.
Typically, Muslim men and women recite Milad, which involves singing praises for Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).
In India, especially within the Barelvi sect of Islam, this day is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Aside from the Barelvi community, Muslims from the Deobandi sect also partake in the festivities.
Last updated: September 27, 2023 | 09:00