Eid Milad ul Nabi is an occasion which marks the birthday of founder of Islam Hazart Muhammad (P.B.U.H) in the third month of Islamic calendar called Rabi ul Awal.
It is a religious event which is celebrated by Muslims with spirit just like a carnival. Processions are held with banners marking the teachings of Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H). Homes and Masjids (Mosques) are embellished with lights and other decorative stuff. Langars (Communal food) are prepared to distribute food among poor freely. Qawals, Naat Khawans and Islamic Scholars recite Qaseeda Burda Sharif. The day seemed to be just like Eid Festival in terms of hustle and bustle.
In Pakistan there is a custom of paying salutes of 21 heavy guns at dawn in all provincial headquarters. National Flag is used to hoist on all governmental institutions. Mehfil e Milads are arranged in houses and tabarruk (blessed food) is prepared to distribute among neighborhood.
Men and Women wear white and green which are regarded as Islamic colors to commemorate the joyous birthday of Hazart Muhammad (S.A.W). However while following dress code it is also regarded not to show lavishness and be modest and conservative as Hazart Muhammad (S.A.W) himself demonstrated modesty by wearing simple dresses though designer clothes are prepared by prominent Labels and Brands to beautify wearer for this sacred occasion. People are not limited to religious gatherings, processions and dressing code as they buy Islamic gifts too in an honor of Eid Milad un Nabi. These include Attar e.g. concentrated perfumes, CD/DVD of Naats, Islamic Books, Prayer Mats and replicas of Holy Places e.g. Masjid e Nabvi.
Parents tell stories of Hazart Muhammad (S.A.W) to their children so that they can also follow Sunnah which is the way Hazart Muhammad (S.A.W) lived with and also a right path for every human being to benefit in both worlds. Hazart Muhammad (S.A.W) is regarded as the chief and the last of all the Prophets sent on earth. It is none other than Hazart Muhammad (S.A.W) to which Holy Quran was revealed by ALMIGHTY. Eid Milad ul Nabi let us revive the teachings of Hazart Muhammad (S.A.W). May all of us follow his path and teachings in true spirit forever Amen.