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Prime Minister Modi greets nation on Id-e-Milad
In India, the festival of Id-e-Milad is being celebrated today, December 2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings on the occasion of Id-E-Milad.

"Greetings on Id-e-Milad. May the teachings of Prophet Mohammad further the spirit of harmony in our society", he said in a released message.

Id-e-Milad is the Muslim religious observance of the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad which is commemorated in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims are visiting mosque and attend Namaz and honour Prophet Mohammad who was born in the city of Mecca in

Arabia and the day is marked with processions in honour and praise for the Prophet.

Muslims gather for the special prayer which is like thanksgiving to the Almighty for the blessings bestowed on the follower. The teachings of Prophet Mohammad are discussed. On this day often men wear Jubbhas and women wear Abayas and normally the colours chosen for the dresses are white and green. The month is considered as emotionally and spiritually stimulating period by the Muslims make lot of preparations much before the month starts.

It is held that the word Islam, meaning 'peace and submission' is the name given by God Almighty Allah to the religion revealed by Him to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) through the Holy Qur'an.

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