Commemoration of the death of the Prophet Muhammad and Imam Sadegh
Commemoration of the death of the Prophet Muhammad and Imam Sadegh is held on October 1. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born in about 570 AD in the city of Mecca. He was granted to be the final prophet by Allah at the age of 40. He passed away at the age of 63 after 23 years of disseminating the message of Islam.
Shia Muslims celebrate the birthday anniversary of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) as well as Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (AS) on 17thlunar month of Rabi' al-Awwal and it is an official holiday in Iran, India, Pakistan, and Egypt.
On this day, booths are set up on most streets, offering sweet drinks to passers for free. Households prepare food, known as Nazri, for others as a way of almsgiving. The preparation and the partaking of this food are considered a privilege by believers; moreover, followers gather in mosques and religious establishments and listen to the orators recounting the virtues of the Holy Prophet of Islam.
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Azad Kashmir Day in Pakistan on October 24 (Urdu: یوم تاسیس آزاد کشمیر);