Men and women alike are participating in religious ceremonies all across the world this month to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, known as Eid Milad-un-Nabi. To show entire submission to the holy Prophet’s teachings and to imitate his example, men traditionally wear jubbas to Milads. Women often choose to cover up in public by donning an abaya over their everyday attire. Both Allah and his prophet approve of this, and it is suitable for worship services.
Prepration for the Celebration Of Eid-Milad-Un-Nabi
Women often purchase new, more modest abayas. These abayas in the traditional white and green colors of Islam in preparation for the Milad celebrations. Embroidered or adorned abayas are acceptable so long as they are not overly flashy. In Islam, women are expected to dress conservatively both to protect their modesty and to prevent unwanted attention to themselves. For this reason, it is appropriate to wear white or a light shade of green when attending Islamic ceremonies.
The approaching events also served as an opportunity for Islamic fashion houses to introduce new collections of clothing. Which is appropriate for the month of Rabi-ul-Aw’al. White abayas adorned with Swarovski crystals, embroidery, sequences, and other embellishments were on display at several boutiques and fashion shows. Some abayas also gently combined green hues with the other religious color, white. These abayas served as the ideal garment for attending any of the several Milads.
In addition, these abayas come with hijabs that are designed to coordinate with them. These hats are designed to go with the rest of the ensemble and are constructed from complementary fabrics and colors. Celebrations of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, a holy holiday, provide delight to all members of the Muslim community. To make the most of the month of worship and prayer, Milads are planned far in advance of the start of Ramadan by all participating followers. Once the schedule is set, the next stage, especially for the women, is to shop for new clothes. These clothes are suitable for the numerous religious ceremonies. This guarantees that all necessary steps are taken prior to the start of the month. That will guide believers through a period of intense spiritual and emotional growth.
Importance of Islamic holy month of Rabi-ul-Aw’al
As February 2010 begins on the Gregorian calendar, so too does the Islamic holy month of Rabi-ul-Aw’al. With the arrival of this Islamic month comes the joyous celebration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). Despite the lack of evidence supporting a certain date, Muslims nonetheless choose to observe this holiday in this month because of its religious significance.
Muslims around the world meet this month to honor their Prophet Muhammad with prayers and sacred gatherings known as Milads. Muslims commemorate this beautiful month by giving gifts to their friends and family, same like Christians give gifts to their loved ones on Christmas.
Since Islamic gifts are selected with great care to symbolize the occasion and commemorate the month of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, which is a sacred and pious month and the time of year when many Muslims hold religious gatherings in memory of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.).
Most popular presents for Eid-Milad-Un-Nabi
During the month of Rabi-ul-Aw’al, the following are the most popular presents:
The concentrated Islamic scents known as attars held a unique place in the Prophet’s heart and are consequently highly prized as religious presents.
Na’ats audio CDs:
The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) is the subject of Islamic poetry known as na’at. These Na’at CDs are perfect Islamic presents for Muhammad admirers and devotees.
Models of the Masjid nabvi
Models of the Masjid nabvi in Small Scale: The magnificent and important mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, one of the most visited holy monuments in Islam, has inspired a wide variety of copies, both large and little. Muslims are grateful for any gift, but especially one that depicts the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque.
Biographies of Muhammad
Biographies of Muhammad (PBUH) written from an Islamic perspective: Books about the Prophet’s life, character, or practices are another popular choice among Muslims. Muslims who aspire to follow by the Prophet’s example like reading biographies to learn more about his life and teachings.
Collections of Quranic verses
Collections of Quranic verses that extol Muhammad (PBUH) as a prophet: “Darood” refers to the laudatory verses in the Quran. Books featuring compilations of the many Daroods are also appropriate presents for Eid Milad-un-Nabi.
Carpets depicting the Masjid el-Nabvi for prayer: A Muslim’s life revolves around the five times a day when he or she prays. As a result, prayer mats are also perfect Islamic presents for such a joyous event.
Authentic rose water, praying beads, jubbas, dates, and other items that were favorites of the Prophet himself are also appropriate Islamic gifts for this Eid.
These presents serve as a token of affection between the donor and the recipient. They also serve as an indication of the significance of this divine month and event.