Mawlid, also referred to as Eid-e-Milad an-Nabi (feast of the birth of the prophet), is an Islamic celebration that commemorates the birth of prophet Muhammad. He was a religious leader that founded the monotheistic religion, Islam. According to Islamic beliefs, Muhammad was a prophet that preached and confirmed that teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, as well as other prophetic ministrations.
The celebration is slated for the third month of the Islamic calendar, known as Rabi’ al-Awwal, and it falls on the 12th day of Rabi’ al-Awwal, although some scholars mark the celebration on the 17th day.
In Nigeria, a public holiday is being observed today (September 27), with the Federal Government urging her citizens to follow the good examples of prophet Muhammad by living with the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance.
Incognito Blog wishes her Muslim brothers and sisters a happy Eid-El-Maulud celebration.