On Milad-un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings, hoping there is peace all around. "Greetings on Milad-Un-Nabi. Inspired by the thoughts of Prophet Muhammad, may this day further the spirit of harmony and compassion in society," the Prime Minister tweeted. "May there be peace all around," he prayed.
Greetings on Milad-Un-Nabi. Inspired by the thoughts of Prophet Muhammad, may this day further the spirit of harmony and compassion in society. May there be peace all around.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 10, 2019
President Ram Nath Kovind also extended wishes on Milad-Un-Nabi.
"On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. His message of universal brotherhood and compassion inspires us to work for the well-being of all," he wrote on Twitter.
On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. His message of universal brotherhood and compassion inspires us to work for well being of all.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 10, 2019
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra specially wished people of Jammu and Kashmir on Eid Milad-Un Nabi, saying "Greetings for Eid Milad-Un Nabi, specially to brothers and sisters of Jammu and Kashmir who are facing difficult times since past four months."
आप सभी को ईद मिलाद उन-नबी की ढेर सारी मुबारकबाद, ख़ास तौर से जम्मू और कश्मीर के हमारे भाइयों और बहनों को जो चार महीनों से मुश्किलों और दुश्वारियों का सामना कर रहें हैं।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) November 10, 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah's office also tweeted on Eid-e-Miald-un-nabi.
My best wishes on the ocassion of Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi. May this festival further the spirit of peace, happiness and prosperity in our society: Union Home Minister, Shri @AmitShah.— गृहमंत्री कार्यालय, HMO India (@HMOIndia) November 10, 2019
Several other leaders including Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also extended wishes on Eid Milad un Nabi.
Heartiest Greetings and best wishes on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad Nabi.#EidMiladunNabiMubarak— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 10, 2019
सभी देशवासियों को ईद-ए-मिलादुन्नबी की मुबारकबाद।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 10, 2019
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Milad-un-Nabi. May this day strengthen the spirit of brotherhood & bring happiness to all.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) November 10, 2019
"May the pious occasion of Milad-Un-Nabi bring peace, harmony and prosperity in every part of the world," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted on Eid Milad Un Nabi.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla wrote, "Greetings to all on the occasion of Eid Milad Un Nabi. People, with brotherhood and festivity, observe the birth of Prophet Mohammad and celebrate with great zeal and fervour the occasion, relaying messages of compassion and kindness."
The birthday of Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, falls on the 12th Rabi' ul-awwal, the third month of the Muslim lunar calendar.His birth date, also known as Mawlid, however, has been a matter of contention. The legality of Mawlid has been the subject of intense debate and has been described as "one of the most polemical discussions in Islamic law by Muslim scholars". While 12th Rabi' al-awwal is the accepted date among most of the Sunni scholars, Shi'a scholars regard 17th Rabi' al-awwal as the accepted date.