Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Prophet Muhammad was born in 571 A.D. All over the Muslim world the Prophet’s birthday is celebrated on a large scale.

However, the festival is not celebrated with merriment and feasting but rather on a solemn note and a spiritual tone. Verses from the Holy Quran are recited.

It is a day of obligation for Muslims to worship at the mosques, attend sermons and to partake in religious discussions, procession, and lectures as in the festival of Maal Hijrah.