Muslims to observe birth of Prophet Mohammad

Muslims celebrate Mawlid an-Nabi (Mevlid Kandili), which marks the birth of the Prophet Muhammad today.

Muslims to observe birth of Prophet Mohammad

World Bulletin/News Desk

Muslims will on Sunday night observe Mawlid, that celebrates the birth of prophet Mohammad all over the world.

It is celebrated to mark the Eid milad-un-Nabi, birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi al-Awwal, the fifth month of the Islamic Calendar. This year the day falls on 12 January.

During the Mevlid Kandili, a large number of people go to the mosques, pray to Allah (God) until late night. Muslims celebrate by focusing on the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad. As with other holidays, Muslims also give to the poor.

Prophet Muhammad was born in the month of Rabi' al-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar, in A.D. 571. Muslims consider him God's mercy to the world as he is the last in a series of monotheistic religions' prophets and the person who presented Islam to the world. His personality and manners are seen as a sacred model to be emulated by all Muslims.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ocak 2014, 12:42