28 SEPTEMBER MILAD–UN-NABI
Milad-un-Nabi commemorates the birthday of Prophet Mohammed and celebrates his teachings. In Arabic, the term “Milad-un-Nabi” literally means “Birth of the Prophet." This festival is commemorated in Rabi' al-Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar, which commences with the sighting of the moon. Besides decorating the home with lights and candles, the festivities are marked by processions and night-long prayer meetings. Families also get together and celebrate over food. A prominent feature of this festival centres around acts of charity and helping the needy. Islamic scholars and religious teachers often narrate stories from the Quran about the life of the Prophet to inspire and educate the community.
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