The commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam (SAWW), commonly referred to as the Prophet’s Birthday is held in the month of Rabi ul Awwal.
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The birthday of Prophet Muhammad, also known as Mawlid, is a moment for Muslims to express joy and gratitude for the birth of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Muslims have celebrated Mawlid Nabi since the second year of Hijrah.
Every year, Muslims worldwide excitedly celebrate the month of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad since the beginning of the month. The peak is on the 12th of Rabi ul Awal, the exact date of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.
Here are five ways to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH :
1. Reciting durood for Prophet Muhammad PBUH
One of the most important things we can do to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birth is to recite durood and send blessings to Prophet Muhammad SAW. We will get shyafaat by reciting durood upon him.
2. Read Quran
As Muslims can express our gratitude and respect for the birth of the Prophet Muhammad by reading the Quran. By reading the Qur’an, we can understand more deeply the struggle of our Prophet for the spread of Islam.
3. Promise yourself to follow the Prophet’s Sunnah
We can celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad starting from ourselves and in the simplest way, which is by promising ourselves to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad consistently.
The Sunnah consists of the characters, etiquette, and habits of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. There are significant benefits to following the Prophet’s Sunnah, and we can increase our faith and instill the good qualities of the Prophet by practicing Sunnah in our daily lives.
4. Feed the poor
There are various kinds of traditions carried out by Muslims to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet. One of them is to feed the poor. Allah will bestow His blessings and mercy on those who sincerely share some of their wealth with those who are less fortunate.
5. Be good
A Muslim should always try to practice good deeds every day and benefit many people.
“And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good”(Surah Al Baqarah: 196)