Eid-e-Milad is a grand day for the Muslims.As per their religious beliefs, the day is celebrated every year.Eid-e-Milad is a day which is celebrated and also people mourn because the day marks both the birth and death anniversaries of the Prophet Muhammad.
When Islamic Festivals are talked about, we mainly know about Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, and Muharrum. But people hardly know about Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad. People dedicate this day to Prophet Mohammad and his valuable teachings.But at the same time, Muslims mourn and celebrate on the day of the birth and death of Prophet Mohammad.
As per popular beliefs though without any pieces of evidence, the Holy Prophet was taken birth on the 12th day of Rabee-ul-Awwal in Mecca in 570 CE.As per Islamic Calendar,
Rabi-ul-Awwal is their third month.While a lot of debate takes place across the world about when should Rabee-ul-Awwal be celebrated. As per the Ahl as-Sunnah, it is nowhere mentioned that “Milad” ought to be celebrated on only on the 12th day of the third month of Islamic calendar, it says that it can be celebrated at any time of the year, one can remember the teachings of the Prophet and celebrate his day.The followers of Holy Quran claim that the day Eid-e-Milad is mentioned in it.
Moreover, Eid-e-Milad is also called Maulid or Mawlid because naat and hymns are sung in the appreciation of the Prophet. In Islam, it is believed that one who listens to this naat and hymns, he/she gets worldly and heavenly rewards. The Sunni and the Shia sects have a different view and ideologies about the way the day is marked and celebrated.
The Shias believes that on this day Prophet Muhammad had chosen Hazrat Ali as his successor while The Sunnis don’t believe so and they don’t practice mourning on this day.