Eid Milad Un Nabi 2018 Mubarak and Wishes in Urdu: President Ram Nath Kovind Extends Greetings on Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Ram Nath Kovind (Photo Credits: IANS Photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday extended greetings to the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad. Taking to Twitter, Kovind wrote, "On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the Prophet’s birthday, good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad." President also tweeted Mawlid messages in Hindi and Urdu. This year, Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif is celebrated on November 21. President Kovind is currently on his state visit to Australia.

Eid-e-Milad, also know as Mawlid, Milad-Un Nabi and Barawafat, celebrates the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. The day is of much importance to Muslims across the world and large feasts are organised at community halls. Festivities on this day include decorating homes and taking large-scale processions on the streets. People meet and wish each other Eid Mubarak and teachings of Prophet Mohammud are recalled. Believers also feed the poor and donate to charity. Eid-e-Milad Un Nabi 2018 Mubarak HD Photos & WhatsApp Stickers: Greeting Messages, GIF Images, Facebook Status, SMS to Send Wishes on Birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

Here are President Ram Nath Kovind's Eid-e-Milad wishes:

Here are the Mawlid Urdu wishes:

The prophet is believed to have was born on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal in Mecca in 570 CE. Rabi-ul-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar. November 21 is a bank holiday due to Eid-e-Milad in cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Various get-togethers are held across cities with processions being carried out.