Eid-E-Milad 2023: What It Is, Why Is It So Important, Dishes To Eat & More, Here’s All About It

by Tooba Shaikh
Eid-E-Milad 2023: What It Is, Why Is It So Important, Dishes To Eat & More, Here’s All About It

Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi, which is also known simply as Eid-E-Milad is just around the corner. This lesser-known and underrated Eid is celebrated by many Muslims around the world. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. All those who observe the significance of this day celebrate it by cooking special food items. Here is everything that you need to know about this festival, its history and its significance.

Eid-E-Milad 2023: All You Need To Know About Its History

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Eid-E-Milad is widely celebrated as the birthday of the prophet on the 12th Rabi’ al-Awwal. Rabi’ al-Awwal is the third month according to the Islamic calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, it falls between September 27 and 28 this year.

Many even mislabel the day as the prophet’s death day. However, that is not quite correct. The popular belief is that the prophet is still living and is just veiled from the current world. Instead of viewing it as ‘death,’ many prefer to view it as the day of His union with Allah. 

This particular festival holds a huge significance for many Muslims around the world. Many Shia and Sunni Muslims observe the day by donning new festive clothes, praying, and making special food items at home. In many parts of the country, people take to the streets in special processions or Juloos showcasing models of the Islamic holy places like Makkah and Madina.

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What Food Items You Can Relish On This Day?

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There is no particular staple that is made on Eid-E-Milad. Many families make whatever special food items they can make like Biryani, Pulao, Korma, Kabaab, etc. It is also customary to make some sweet dishes. You can make Zarda or sweet rice, kheer, seviyan, dudhi ka halwa, and more.

This year, Eid-E-Milad has coincided with Anant Chaturdashi in India. Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated by Jains and Hindus throughout the country. It is a festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu and falls on September 28, 2023, this year.

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