Rehmatalil Alameen: Eid-Milad-un-Nabi

Posted on February 16, 2011
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Adil Najam

Today is 12 Rabi-ul-Awal – and Eid Milad-un-Nabi – marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

I sit at the airport in New York awaiting my PIA flight to Lahore to be announced, knowing that the whole country will be decked up and glowing for the occasion. Cannot wait to be part of the festivities. On this, the birthday of the Rehmatulil Aalameen, I pray and wish for rehmat not only for the Prophet’s believers in Pakistan, but for all people in Aalameen. It seems to me that to personalize His (PBUH) rehmat as if it were only for the few who we think “got” the message right, is – it seems to me – to miss the entire message itself.

So, today, on this Eid Milad-un-Nabi, I pray in the name of the Rehmatulil Aalameen (PBUH) for rehmat for all aalameen, and for all people everywhere. May they – may we – be all blessed with peace.

To me part of the memories of Eid Milad-un-Nabi in Pakistan was always the amazingly powerful devotional poetry of the naat – and none better than from Muzaffar Warsi, who died recently. It is apt, then, to share one of his most famous naats on this auspicious day.

31 responses to “Rehmatalil Alameen: Eid-Milad-un-Nabi”

  1. Ali Waqar says:

    Milad [known by several names in Islamic world , including Eid-Milad-ul-Nabi, Mawlood, Mawlid, Mevlid] is an event when Muslims across the world celebrate the birthday [12 Rabi-ul-Awal] of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.

    Muslim do gathering of Zikr and Darood to recite Naat Sharif. Some people say that it is not ‘Eid’, but then all the Eids are given by Prophet S.A.W. Without his blessed presence, what Eid will exist! Any day to say Zikr of Allah or Darood on Prophet should be welcomed and such should be done with humility and reverence.

    Especially within followers of Sufi Music, Milad is a big event and legends such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Sabri Brothers have performed special Naat and Qawwali in respect of Prophet. Download some of excellent Naat and Qawwalis at ecial-h-fateh-ali-khan-and-sabri-brothers.html

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