Barawafat, which is also called ‘Milad-un-Nabi’ or ‘mawlid’ is a festival which is celebrated by entire Muslims of the world. The word Mawlid is an Arabic word which means ‘birth’, so the word Milad-un-Nabi means the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, who is considered as the founder of Islam.
Most of the denominations of Islam happily celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad but some of the denominations of Islam like Wahhabism/Salafism, Deobandi, Ahmadiyya don’t celebrate it.
Prophet Mohammad was born in the month of ‘Rabi-al-Awwal’ the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It was 1588 when people started celebrating this festival widely.
Ten Lines on Barawafat Festival in English
We have provided ten lines on Barawafat in English for class 3, class 4, class 5 and class 6. After reading these lines you will know that what is Barawafat, whose birthday is celebrated on Barawafat, in which month Barawafat is celebrated, what Shia and Sunni scholars view about Barawafat, what Barawafat is called in Egypt, how Barawafat is celebrated etc.
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10 lines on Barawafat Festival – Set 1
1) Barawafat is one of the major Muslim festivals which is celebrated across the world.
2) It is celebrated to observe the birth of Prophet Mohammad, the founder of Islam.
3) Barawafat is celebrated in the month of ‘Rabi-al-Awwal’ which is the third month.
4) It is celebrated with much zeal and zest by the entire Muslim community.
5) Date of the Barawafat celebration varies in the Shia and Sunni clans of the Muslim faith.
6) Sunni scholars believe the 12th day of Rabi-al-Awwal as the birth date of Prophet Mohammad.
7) Shia scholars believe the 17th day of Rabi-al-Awwal as the birth date of Prophet Mohammad.
8) Coincidentally, the dates when Prophet Mohammad was born and died are the same.
9) Festival of Barawafat is known as ‘Mawlid’ in some parts of the world like Egypt.
10) Holiday is declared in most of the Muslim majority countries on Barawafat.
We have provided another set of ten points on Barawafat for class 9, class 10, class 11 and class 12. After going through these points, you will find that Barawafat is called by which other names, what is the meaning of Barawafat, when Prophet Mohammad was born, who were the parents of Prophet Mohammad, which country declared holiday on Barawafat first time etc.
You can use these lines in your speeches and extempore in the school competitions. These lines will also increase your knowledge on Barawafat and it will also be very useful in your seminars as well as in your GK quiz competitions.
10 lines on Barawafat Festival – Set 2
1) Barawafat is a very special occasion where the birthday of Prophet Mohammad is celebrated with full zeal and zest by the entire Muslim community across the world.
2) The festival is celebrated when Prophet Mohammad was born in the month of ‘Rabi-al-Awwal’ which is the third month of the Islamic calendar.
3) Barawafat is also called ‘Milad-un-Nabi’ and ‘Mawlid’ in some Muslim countries which means ‘birth of the prophet’.
4) The name ‘Barawafat’ has come from ‘Barah’ which means ‘twelve’, a possible reference of twelve days when the prophet became sick in the month of ‘Rabi-al-Awwal’.
5) Prophet Mohammad was named as ‘Mohammad Abdullah’ who was born to ‘Aminah bint Wahab’ and ‘Abdallah ibn Abd al-Muttalib’ in 570 CE in the Arabian city of Mecca.
6) He was the founder of Islam and considered the last prophet of the theory of oneness after Adam, Jesus, Abraham, and other prophets.
7) The festival of Barawafat is celebrated since the 11th century and the festival was celebrated by the Shia Islamic Fatimid caliphate which spread all over North Africa.
8) The festival of ‘Milad-un-Nabi’ or Barawafat was first declared as an official holiday in Turkey in 1588 and the name was given as “Mevlid Kandli”.
9) Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated with full honor and enthusiasm in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc except Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
10) On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, teachings of Prophet Mohammad and verses of the Holy Quran are recited in mosques as well as in Muslim households.
In ancient times, Barawafat was celebrated in a private manner but later it was started as a festival in some Muslim communities with gatherings in small societies. Nowadays, Barawafat is celebrated like an extravaganza where large processions are carried out on the road and a huge number of people gather to celebrate it. The teachings of Prophet Mohammad and the verses of the Quran are recited by the people in mosques and households.