Eid-e-Milad 2019: Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind greet nation; PM tweets, 'May there be peace all around'

  • President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed

  • Modi tweeted and said, 'Greetings on Milad-Un-Nabi. Inspired by the thoughts of Prophet Muhammad, may this day further the spirit of harmony and compassion in society. May there be peace all around'

  • According to legends, the Prophet was born on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal which is the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar in Mecca in 570 CE

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed. “His message of universal brotherhood and compassion inspires us to work for well being of all,” Kovind said in a tweet. Modi said, "May there be peace all around."

Chief Minister of Bihar also greeted the devotees on Twitter by congratulating them on Prophet's birthday.

Eid-e-Milad or Eid Milad-un-Nabi is a day dedicated to the Prophet Mohammad and his teachings. According to legends, the Prophet was born on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal — which is the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar — in Mecca in 570 CE.

In 2019, Milad started from the evening of 9 November and will continue till 10 November. 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 Muslim sects.

The Shia community believes that on this day Prophet Muhammad had chosen Hazrat Ali as his successor, while on the other hand, the Sunni community holds prayer meetings throughout the day.
Several countries celebrate the day by taking out large processions on the street. Prayers are recited and stories of the Prophet are narrated.

Updated Date: Nov 10, 2019 11:04:34 IST