Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi 2018 Date in India: Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad is a day dedicated to Prophet Mohammad and his teachings. According to legends, the Prophet was born on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal in Mecca in 570 CE. Rabi-ul-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This year, Milad will start from the evening of November 20 and will continue till November 21.
On this day, hymns are sung in praise of the Prophet and it is also commonly believed that listening to those will make one receive worldly and heavenly rewards. However, the day is marked differently by the Shia and Sunni. The Shia community believes that on this day Prophet Muhammad had chosen Hazrat Ali as his successor. On the other hand, the Sunni community, on this day, hold prayer meetings throughout the day.
Several countries celebrate the day by taking out large processions in the street and by decorating their homes. Prayers are recited and sweets are distributed among the needy and stories of the Prophet are narrated. It is considered an important day for Muslims all across the globe because it reminds one of the kindness, compassion and the teachings of the Holy Prophet. His devotees observe his birthday and show their reverence and love towards him.