Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – Maulid Nabi Muhammad

Maulid Nabi MuhammadAcross Indonesia 9 March is a public holiday in celebration of Muhammad’s birthday. Also called Maulid Nabi Muhammad. Mawlid falls in the month of Rabi’ al-awwal in the Islamic calendar.

There are no special prayers or religious services associated with this day. But many Muslims use this day to talk about the Prophet, his life and examples.

They use it as a time to express their love and devotion for Prophet Muhammad. It is now celebrated with varying degrees of enthusiasm throughout the Muslim world and wherever Muslims live.

Maulid Nabi Muhammad SAW kadang-kadang hanya Maulid Nabi atau Maulud saja (bahasa Arab: مولد النبي‎, mawlid an-nabī), adalah peringatan hari lahir Nabi Muhammad SAW, yang di Indonesia perayaannya jatuh pada setiap tanggal 12 Rabiul Awal dalam penanggalan Hijriyah. Kata maulid atau milad dalam bahasa Arab berarti hari lahir.

Perayaan Maulid Nabi Muhammad merupakan tradisi yang berkembang di masyarakat Islam jauh setelah Nabi Muhammad wafat. Secara subtansi, peringatan ini adalah ekspresi kegembiraan dan penghormatan kepada Nabi Muhammad.