id-ul-miladMuslims in the city celebrated Id-ul-Milad. Id-ul-Milad is a festival of both rejoicing and mourning. The festival of Id-ul-Milad popularly known as Barah Wafat the twelfth day is one of the important festival in the Muslim calendar. The day commemorates the birth and also the death anniversary of Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him). It falls on the twelfth day of the third month Rabi-ul-Awwal of the Muslim calendar. The word ‘barah’ signifies the twelve days of the Prophet’s sickness. Prophet Mohammed was born at Mecca in 570AD. From about 610 AD, he began to receive revelations sent down from Allah through angel Gabriel. He spread the word among people, and soon had a small community of followers. In 632 AD, Prophet Muhammad went on a pilgrimage to Mecca followed by thousands of his devotees, where he preached his farewell sermon and later left the mortal world forever. The festival mainly commemorates the teachings and beliefs of Prophet Mohammed.

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