Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Mab’ath
Muslims in Iran and across the globe are holding celebrations to commemorate the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Mab’ath — one the major holidays in Islam when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was chosen as God’s messenger.
The Eid falls on the 27th of the month of Rajab on the lunar ISlamic calendar.
Muhammad (PBUH) often retreated to the Hira cave outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to pray to God, to reflect on life.
He was nearly 40 on August 10, 610 CE when the angel Gabriel descended and asked him for three times to read the holy Quran revealed to him.
Muhammad, who did not know how to read and write, was then able to read in full and began to teach others the holy words of God.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born and raised in Mecca. When he was a young man, he used to spend many hours alone in prayer and speculating over the aspects of creation.
He was concerned about the ignorance of divine guidance, social unrest, injustice, widespread discrimination (particularly against women), fighting among tribes, and abuse of tribal authorities prevalent in pre-Islamic Arabia.
Before the mission of Prophet Muhammad began, most people of that region were idol-worshipers. Other divine religions had some followers in different places in that region. However, after the beginning of the mission of the Prophet, Islam expanded, and idol-worshipping was wiped away from the area.