Eid Malad Ul Nabi

Eid Malad ul Nabi (Jan 04, 2015) is the celebrations of Birth of the Prophet.  The oldest Mawlid text is claimed to be from the 12th century and most likely is of Persian origin. However The first mention ever made of the Malad ul Nabi celebrations in any historical work comes in the writings of Jamāl al-Dīn Ibn al-Ma’mūn, who died 587 AH/1192 CE. His father was the Grand Vizier for the Fatimid Caliph al-Amir .

The earliest observation of the Prophet’s birth as a holy day was arranged privately somewhere in the late twelfth century. The only difference from before was that there was an increased number of visitors to the Mawlid house that was open for the whole day specifically for this celebration. This particular event took place on Monday, 12  Rabi’i,which is commonly known as the third month of the Islamic calendar that is associated with the beginning of Spring. This celebration was introduced into the city Sabta by Abu ‘l’Abbas al-Azafi as a way of counteracting Christian festivals and to strengthen Muslim identity.

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