Eid Milad un-Nabi in Pakistan

Eid Milad-un-Nabi, additionally referred to as the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is a public vacation in Pakistan. Sunni Muslims observe Milad-un-Nabi on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal (third month of the Islamic calendar) whilst Shia Muslims observe it on 17 Rabi-ul-Awwal, coinciding with the birthdate of their sixth Imam Jafar-al-Sadiq.

Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan take out the procession for the birthday of the Holy Prophet MuhammedPictured above is a group of Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, in procession for the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.



What Do Individuals Do?
Milad-un-Nabi observances differ amongst individuals following diverse colleges of Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh). Some students forbid celebrations and even problem the vacation’s legality in mild to Sharia (Islamic regulation). Many Muslims don’t consider in celebrating birthdays or anniversaries as there may be no proof of Prophet Mohammad’s lifetime of such observances. However, many Islamic students consider that this present day ought to be celebrated festively. There may be a substantial range of Muslims that observe this present day with utmost non-secular fervor.

The day begins off with an official 31-gun salute on the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in provincial headquarters. The countrywide flag is hoisted on all important public buildings, governmental, non-governmental services, mosques and even households are tastefully adorned and colorfully illuminated at night time.


Seerat conferences are organized at each federal and provincial ranges the place spiritual students and intellectuals come and shed mild on the Prophet Muhammed’s life, sayings, teachings, and philosophies. Naat (poetry written in reward of the Prophet) and Koran recitation competitions are additionally held the place prizes are distributed amongst those who carry out outstandingly within the above-recounted disciplines.

Many individuals additionally donate to charity. Meals and sweets are distributed amongst the poor and the needy. In addition, contributions are made to aid orphanages, asylums for the bodily and mentally challenged, and widows.

Uncommon prayers are supplied at mosques. Spiritual leaders and students preach the Prophet Muhammed’s teachings. Tales and incidents from his lifetime of morals, similar to forgiveness, kindheartedness, bravery, knowledge, honesty, and peace lovingness, are quoted.

Milad-un-Nabi congregations, rallies, and processions additionally happen in important cities throughout Pakistan. These processions normally begin from a central location (central mosques or areas of public prominence), move by way of designated routes, and conclusion on the place to begin.

Public Life
Eid Milad-un-Nabi is a public excursion in Pakistan. All authorities and semi authorities workplaces, and most personal workplaces, companies, buying malls, submit workplaces and academic establishments are closed on at the present time.

These wishing to journey through public transport on the day will want to contact the neighborhood transport authorities on the general public transport availability. Visitors can be disrupted due to Milad-un-Nabi processions on main routes.

The primary public celebrations of Milad-un-Nabi occurred in Egypt in the direction of the conclusion of the eleventh century. It was primarily a competition of the Shia ruling class. The celebrations featured Koran recitations, animal sacrifices, public sermons, and feasts.

The primary public observance of Milad-un-Nabi by Sunnis occurred in the twelfth century in Syria beneath the rule of Noor-un-Din Zangi. In 1910 it was given the official standing as a countrywide pageant all through the Ottoman Empire. Milad-un-Nabi is now an official vacation in lots of Muslim international locations all through the world.

Inexperienced colored pennants are usually seen throughout Milad-un-Nabi processions, on shrines and mosques. Inexperienced is a color related to the Prophet as being certainly one of his favored hues. It’s stated that the Prophet selected an inexperienced colored flag to characterize the Islamic republic in the course of 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 have fun his delivery.

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Eid Milad un-Nabi Observances

Note: During a public holiday, government offices and most businesses are closed so people have a day off work.

Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2018.

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonMar 12010Eid Milad un-NabiPublic Holiday
ThuFeb 172011Eid Milad un-NabiPublic Holiday
SunFeb 52012Eid Milad un-NabiPublic Holiday
ThuJan 242013Eid Milad un-NabiPublic Holiday
TueJan 142014Eid Milad un-NabiPublic Holiday
SunJan 42015Eid Milad un-NabiPublic Holiday
MonDec 122016Eid Milad un-NabiPublic Holiday
FriDec 12017Eid Milad un-NabiPublic Holiday


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