The Prophet’s Birthday 2021 in Afghanistan

The Prophet’s Birthday is popularly known as Mawlid, Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif and commemorates the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. This day is widely observed by Muslims, with Sunni Muslims believing that Prophet Mohammed was born 12 Rabi’ al-awwal (12th Day during the Islamic month Rabi’ al-awwal) and Shia Muslims accepting the date 17 Rabi’ al-awwal (17th Day during the Islamic month Rabi’ al-awwal) as his date of birth as per the Islamic Calendar.

When is The Prophet’s Birthday in 2021?

19

October, 2021

(Tuesday)

The Prophet’s Birthday in Afghanistan

Is The Prophet’s Birthday a Public Holiday in Afghanistan?

The Prophet’s Birthday is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2021. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

Celebrations on Prophet’s Birthday in Afghanistan

Mixed beliefs surround the observance of this day since it is regarded as both the Prophet’s Birthday as well as his death anniversary. While some Muslims celebrate this occasion with street parades, processions, donations, charity and communal get-togethers, others find celebrating birthdays contradictory as per Islamic laws. Instead, they recite verses from the Holy Quran, and in some cases, fast on this occasion. However, both sides quote Hadith narrations to support their beliefs.

Muslims, on this day, remember the teachings and lessons preached by Prophet Muhammad and show their devotion and love towards Him by organizing prayers, communal feasts and family gatherings. This is a day of mourning and celebration.

The Prophet’s Birthday Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Sun 10 November The Prophet’s Birthday Public Holiday
2020 Thu 29 October The Prophet’s Birthday Public Holiday
2021 Tue 19 October The Prophet’s Birthday Public Holiday
2022 Sat 8 October The Prophet’s Birthday Public Holiday
2023 Wed 27 September The Prophet’s Birthday Public Holiday
2024 Mon 16 September The Prophet’s Birthday Public Holiday
2025 Fri 5 September The Prophet’s Birthday Public Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Tue, 19 October 2021
Next year: Sat, 8 October 2022
Last year: Thu, 29 October 2020
Type : Public Holiday