The birthday of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) is celebrated by Muslims around the world on the 12th day of Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. In India, the memorable occasion begins on November 20 evening and ends on November 21, 2018.

During Milad Un Nabi, Muslims indulge in various practices, such as holding sermons about Prophet Mohammed's life, his teachings, read the Holy Quran, offer prayers, listen to hymns praising the Prophet, and hold processions and gatherings. Many states declare a holiday on Milad Un Nabi, which is also called Eid-e-Milad or Mawlid.

The word Milad is derived from Arabic, which means to give birth and here it refers to the birth of Prophet Muhammed. On this day, if you're looking to convey your wishes to friends and family, here are some messages you can forward on WhatsApp.

May the magic of this Eid Milad-un-Nabi
bring lots of happiness to your life,
May you celebrate it with all your close friends and family,
And may your heart be filled with love and joy!
Eid Mubarak!

Wishing that Allah accepts
your good deeds and sacrifices,
alleviates your sufferings,
and forgives your transgressions.
Eid Mubarak!

Muslim population
Kashmiri Muslim women offer prayers during the festival of Eid-e-Milad at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar January 4, 2015. [Representational Image]Reuters

I Convey My Cordial & Sincere Greetings To U & Ur Family On The Occasion Of Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi, The Suspicious Day On Which Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (S.A.W.W) Made His Descent On Earth…!!!"

May the noor of this month illuminate your heart. Eid Mubarak!

Hope that Allah bestows
his choicest blessings on us,
and our association grows stronger every year.
Wishing you joy and prosperity on Eid

Eid is the combination of 3 meaningful words
E - Embrace with open heart
I - Inspire with impressive attitude
D - Distribute pleasure to all
Eid Mubarak

Eid Milad Un Nabi key facts

  • Prophet Muhammed was born in 570 AD and passed away in 632 AD
  • Milad Un Nabi was first celebrated in the 13th century
  • Eid-e-Milad is celebrated glamorously in India, by taking out large processions in streets
  • Milad Un Nabi is celebrated differently by Sunni and Shia
  • Some countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar do not indulge in celebrations of Milad Un Nabi
  • Shia Muslims believe on this day Prophet Muhammed chose Hazrath Ali as his successor
  • The same day also marks the death of Prophet Muhammed