Sunday, April 01, 2007

Eid Milad un Nabi

Many non-muslim generally get confused with the name of EID in front of all Muslim festivals and wonder how many EIDs Muslims celebrate in a year!

Eid-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Eid), Eid-Uz-Zuha (Bakri Eid) and Eid-E-Milad. I had to explain to a colleague that Eid means 'celebration' or 'joyous occasion' and hence all our festivals are preceded by that word!

Eid-Ul-Fitr is enjoying after a month long of fasting and abstinance and giving alms to the poor by understanding their hunger. It is celebrating of the achievement of enhanced piety.

Eid-Uz-Zuha is about sacrifice and commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim's (Abraham's) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for God.This is the day after the pilgrims in Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide.

Eid-e-Milad or Milad un-Nabi is the celebration of the birthday of Muhammad (PBUH), the final prophet of Islam.

Today is Eid-e-Milad. Sweets are made the night before and distributed. The mosques are lit up and so are the houses. On this 'mubarak' occasion, I'd like to share a Naat written by my Dad in Urdu. He sent it to us and his friends in messages on our mobiles in six parts beginning from yesterday night. A Naat is a poetry written in praise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

A Naath
by Abdulrahman U Shaikh

Mubarak ho jahaan waalon
Muhammad Mustafa aaye,
Jahaan mein noor phaylaane
Habib-e-Kibriya aaye.

Zamin se aasmano tak
sada-e-marhaba goonji,
Falak roshan hua dunya mein
ab qairulwara aaye.

Muhammad ka farishtey bhi
adab se naam lete hain,
Nabiyon ke woh hain sardar
Khatm-ul-Anbiya aaye.

Rasulallah ko aye mominon
ummat bahut hai pyari,
Hamare rehnuma aaye
Haamare qairkhwa aaye.

Shafaa-at ka liya hai
Aap ne Allah se waada;
Pilane ke liye kausar
Muhammad Mustafa aaye.

Huzur tashreef laaye
Rahmatul-lil-Aalameen ban kar,
Kaho taazeem se Salle Ala
Salle Ala aaye


Al Sunna said...

Assalam walakum,

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Musaffir said...

Jazzak Allah

mohammed ismail said...

assalam walakum i am sorry to say u mite be knowning more than me but there is a humble request that please won't write islamic things in english but use only urdu words for it. for example not mosque but Masjid, not 'mecca' "Makkha" but may allaha taala give us hidayat to follow and respect him and our nabi Mohammed (sallalaho alihi wasalim) if i am making some mistake please correct me assalam walakum