Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2023: India to Indonesia, Saudi Arabia or Turkey, here's how Malwid is celebrated across the world

Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2023: From India to Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others, here's a glimpse of how Malwid is

Published on Sep 27, 2023 04:17 PM IST 11 Photos

This year, Eid-e-Milad or Eid Milad-un-Nabi to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad, will be celebrated on September 27 in Saudi Arabia, UAE etc and on September 28 in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other parts of the subcontinent region and it is important to note that while Mawlid is celebrated with great enthusiasm in many parts of the world, there are variations in how it is observed and whether it is observed at all because some Muslim communities and scholars do not celebrate it, considering it an innovation (bid'ah) in Islam, while others view it as a way to express their love and admiration for the Prophet Muhammad. Also called Nabid and Mawlid in colloquial Arabic, Muslims from Salafi and Wahhabi schools of thought do not mark the tradition of festivities while the festival is celebrated by the Sufi and Barelvi sect during Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar but the way it is celebrated can vary from quiet and reflective to lively and festive, depending on local customs and beliefs. Here's a glimpse of how it is celebrated across the world - (Photo by Twitter/SharedMachine)

India: Muslims here celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi with great fervor with decorations, processions and special prayers as integral part of festivities while in some regions, such as Hyderabad, the festival is marked by grand processions that include beautifully decorated elephants and camels. Naat, which are poems or songs praising the Prophet Muhammad, are often recited during gatherings and events as these poetic expressions of devotion are an integral part of the celebration. (PTI)

Iran: Iranian Muslims commemorate the Prophet's birthday with prayers, religious gatherings and discussions about his teachings but the celebration typically includes recitations of poetry and religious hymns. (AP)


Indonesia: In Indonesia, Eid Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated with Muslims participating in religious processions, attending special prayers at mosques and organising community events to discuss the life and teachings of the Prophet. (AFP)

Pakistan: Eid Milad-un-Nabi is widely celebrated in Pakistan with people decorating their homes, streets and mosques in colourful lights and banners bearing Islamic verses, communities organising charitable activities, distributing free meals, religious processions or "juloos" featuring naat, speeches and chants in praise of the Prophet are common along with holding gatherings for prayers and discussions. (Photo by Twitter/rozetvpk)