According to the Islamic calendar, this day, which falls on the date of 12 Rabi al-Awwal, is celebrated with much fanfare by various Muslim communities all over the world. On this day, people go to mosques and offer prayers, taking a pledge to follow the path shown by Mohammad Saheb.
Barawafat Festival 2021
In the year 2021, this festival of Barawafat or Milad Un Nabi will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 19.
Why is Barawafat celebrated? (Why Do We Celebrate Barawafat – Milad-un-Nabi)
Barawafat or also known as ‘Eid e Milad’ or ‘Miladunnabi’ is one of the major festivals of Islam religion. This day is celebrated with great pomp by different communities of Muslims all over the world because the Prophet Hazrat Mohammad Saheb, who gave the message of truth and religion to humanity, was born on this day and he also died on this date. . It is believed that before his death, Mohammad Sahib was ill for twelve days.
Bara means twelve and Wafat means end and because he died on this day after being ill for twelve days, this day is celebrated as Barawafat. This is the reason why Barawafat is celebrated with such enthusiasm in Islam.
Along with this, this day is also known as E A Milad Meeladunnabi. Which means the day of the birth of Muhammad because Mohammad Sahib was also born on this day. This is the reason why this day is also celebrated in the form of celebration and celebration by Muslim community like Shia.
How Barawafat is Celebrated – Custom and Tradition (How Do We Celebrate Barawafat – Custom and Tradition)
Shia and Sunni communities have different views regarding the celebration of this festival of Barafat. Due to which it is celebrated in different ways. Generally, on this day, various communities of Muslims remember the paths and ideas told by the Prophet Muhammad and recite the Quran.
Along with this, many people visit famous Islamic places of worship like Mecca, Medina or Dargahs on this day. It is believed that whoever follows the rules on this day. He becomes closer to Allah and gets special mercy from Allah.
On this day prayers are offered throughout the night, meetings are organized. All kinds of processions are taken out. The song which is sung in the joy of the birth of this Hazrat Mohammad Sahab is called Maulood. Regarding this music, it is believed that the one who listens to this music is blessed with heaven. Along with this, sweets are also distributed by the people on this day in the joy of their birth anniversary.
Method of celebrating Barawafat by Sunni Muslims
The day of Barawafat is celebrated by the Sunni community as a mourning day for the death of Muhammad. On this day the thoughts and paths of Muhammad Saheb are remembered by Sunnis. On the day of Barawafat, people of Sunni community go to mosques and take a vow to adopt the teachings of Prophet Muhammad in their lives. So that the gifts given by Muhammad to humanity can be made even better.
Method of celebrating Barafat by Shia Muslims
This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and pomp by the people of the Shia community because they believe that on this day Hazrat Ali was made his successor by the Prophet Muhammad. For them, this occasion is celebrated as a celebration of the election of a new leader. Along with this, people of Shia community also celebrate this day as the birthday of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad.
Modern Tradition of Barawafat or Milad-un-Nabi
Like every festival, there have been many changes in the festival of Barawafat. In the earlier times, this festival was celebrated with great simplicity, but at present this festival is organized on a very large scale. In which large processions are organized. Along with this, dangerous stunts and hubbub are also done by bike riders during these processions at many places today. Those who do the work of putting a discount on the reputation of this festival.
We should try as much as possible that we try to maintain the traditional importance of Barawafat so that the message of simplicity and righteousness of Muhammad’s life can be spread among the people. We should note that during the festival of Barawafat, there should not be any kind of riots or clashes because this not only spoils the image of this festival but also hurts the social harmony.
Significance of Barawafat or Milad-un-Nabi
This day of Barawafat is also known as ‘Eid-e-Milad’ (Milad-un-Nabi). Which means the day of the birth of the Prophet. On this day meetings are held till the night and their teachings are understood. There is such a belief about this day that if one listens to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad on this day, one attains heaven after death.
On this day all Muslims go to mosques to offer Namaz. This day makes us realize that even though Prophet Muhammad is not among us, but his teachings are still trying to make the society better.
We should emphasize more and more that this good and important teachings of his should reach every human being because in today’s time people are misinterpreting the things told by him. Due to which there is a wrong feeling among the people towards Islam in the world.
Therefore it is very necessary that we follow the path shown by him and maintain the message of peace and brotherhood in the world because only through this the welfare of human civilization is possible. This is the reason why we should understand the importance of Barawafat and try to imbibe its real meaning in our life.
History of Barawafat
The history of this festival of Barawafat is very old. Different Muslim communities have different arguments regarding this festival. This day is celebrated by the Sunni community as mourning, while the Shia community celebrates this day as a celebration. It was on this date that the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad Saheb, was born and he also died on this date.
A wonderful gift was given to the world by him in the form of Islam, because before he gave the message of Islam, all kinds of evils were prevalent in the Arab society. People used to burn their daughters alive. Fighting over petty things and the use of swords was common. But the Prophet of Rasool, Mohammad Saheb, taught people a new way of living through Islam.
His achievements in his life are innumerable because through his teachings he transformed the tribal groups of Arabs into a civilized society. Due to these evils in the pre-Islamic society, people used to kill each other over small things. After the arrival of Islam, not only civilization emerged among the barbaric tribes of Arabia, but brotherhood also developed and all this was possible only because of the message of Islam and Quran.
By the way, there is such a belief about this festival that this festival is being celebrated since the death of Prophet Muhammad. However, in the year 1588, during the Osmania Empire, this festival gained a lot of popularity and since then this day of every year has been celebrated in a grand manner. This is the reason why this festival is celebrated every year on 12 Rabi Al Awwal of the Islamic calendar with so much pomp.