Eid milad-ul-nabi marks the birthday of our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H).Out of all the Islamic months “Rabi-ul-Awwal” has the great significance because this is the month in which all the humanity was blessed with the most valuable gift i.e. birthday of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). He was born on 12th of rabi-ul-awwal. This importance of this date to Muslims is as the birth of the Prophet Muhammad is considered as a great blessing for the entire of humanity as he(P.B.U.H) is considered to be the chief of all Prophets sent on the earth and it is him(P.B.U.H) to whom Holy Quran was revealed. Eid Milad-ul-Nabi is celebrated with high spirit in Pakistan and many other countries with high Muslim population.
On this auspicious occasion people decorate mosques, their houses and streets with colorful flags, lightings. Other special arrangements are also made to express the love for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). These special arrangements include reciting of the Holy Quran, offering nawafils, arranging Mehfal-e-Naat and Qawalis. The women also arrange Milad Mehfils to pay tributes to Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).
The event is showed by public crowds of Muslims. At these meetings religious leaders make speeches about the life of the Prophet (P.B.U.H). Stories are told about different features of the life of the Prophet, his birth, childhood, youth and adult life. The most important part of Eid Milad-Un-Nabi is focusing upon the character of the Prophet; on his teachings, sufferings, and how he forgave even his most bitter enemies. Muslims think about the leadership of the Prophet, wisdom, his bravery, preaching and his final achievement over the Meccan Muslims.
For all the Muslims, who have true faith, their faith is incomplete unless they love and respect Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) more than anything else as can be evident through following hadith:
“None of you becomes a believer until I am dearer to him than his children, his parents and all mankind” (Bukhari and Muslim)
So this blissful event should be celebrated with great joy so as to thank ALLAH for the wonderful gift HE has given to all mankind.