Date: October 29, 2019
For Immediate Release
Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) Birthday Celebrations
Eid Milad un Nabi is on November 9, 2019
(Calgary) In North America, the new moon for the month of Rabi ul Awwal has been sighted. Therefore, 1st Rabi ul Awwal will be today, October 29, 2019. Around the world Muslims will be celebrating one of the most important days of Islamic calendar – the birthday of Prophet of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) called Eid Milad un Nabi ( ). Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in year 571 A.D. in the city of Makkah on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, the 3rd month of the Islamic Calendar. This year 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal will be on November 9, 2019. Eid Milad un Nabi is a National Holiday in almost all Muslim countries and several non-Muslim countries including India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Fiji and Guyana.
The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and its affiliate mosques and organizations across Canada request Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all the provincial and territorial Premiers to officially recognize Eid Milad un Nabi in the Canadian Parliament and the Provincial / Territorial Legislatures. This recognition is important for the Canadian Muslims. It is an important day of joy and celebration across the Muslim world. Buildings and houses are decorated, poor and needy are fed and large gatherings are organized to praise Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Among the entire Creation of Allah (God) Muslims love and respect Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the most. That is why Eid Milad un Nabi is the most joyful but highly religious and spiritual event of the Islamic calendar.
Canadian Muslims will also be celebrating Eid Milad un Nabi (peace be upon him). Islamic Supreme Council of Canada – a national Canadian Islamic organization with chapters in major cities across the country will be holding several international conferences over the next two months in various cities from Montreal to Vancouver. Several other Islamic organizations will also be holding programs to create awareness about the life and the message of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
In current times when extremism and terrorism is destroying world peace, the message of Prophet of Mercy, Muhammad (peace be upon him) is critical. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is mentioned in the holy Qur’an as mercy for the entire humanity and all creations of Allah (God). Eid Milad un Nabi provides an opportunity to learn about the true message of Islam which is based upon the sanctity of life, sacrifices, charity, forgiveness and social justice for all people.
Starting October 29, 2019, several international Muslim scholars will be addressing the Canadian conferences across the country. World renowned Naat Khawn (religious singers) and Qurra (holy Qur’an reciters) will also be participating in these Canadian conferences.
For any questions, please contact Imam Syed Soharwardy at 403-831-6330 OR 416-994-5467 OR email at firstname.lastname@example.org.