Mawlid al Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), will be celebrated by Muslims worldwide tonight.
Muslims worldwide are gearing up to celebrate Mawlid al Nabi, a significant Islamic occasion marking the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This celebration, also known as Mawlid, falls on the 12th day of Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It's a momentous event that holds cultural and spiritual importance for Muslims across the globe.
Originally named "Mevlid Kandil" when it was declared an official holiday by the Ottomans in 1588, Mawlid al Nabi is observed with great reverence and enthusiasm. The celebration involves special prayers and the illumination of minarets in mosques. The atmosphere is filled with a sense of joy and unity as Muslims commemorate the birth of their beloved Prophet.
Mawlid is not confined to Islamic countries alone; it is also celebrated in nations with significant Muslim populations. Countries such as Ethiopia, India, the United Kingdom, Türkiye, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, France, Germany, Italy, Iraq, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Jordan, Libya, Russia, and Canada join in the festivities, reflecting the universal appeal of this event.
Muslims in Türkiye, in particular, observes Mawlid with great fervor. Known as "Mevlid Kandili" in Turkish, it translates to "the candle feast for the Prophet's birthday." This day is marked by the recitation of traditional poems recounting the life and virtues of Prophet Muhammad. These recitations take place both in public mosques and homes during the evening.
One of the most renowned poems of this nature is the "Mawlid of Süleyman Çelebi," which holds a special place in the hearts of Muslims. Additionally, numerous other mawlids were composed during the Ottoman era, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.
As the world prepares to come together in celebration, Muslims everywhere anticipate a night of reflection, prayer, and unity in honor of the Prophet Muhammad's birth. (ILKHA)
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