Every religion, nation and community has its own different way of celebrating events. Sometimes it is religious festivals and, at times, it is other significant and special events that turn our days into the blissful moments of celebration. Out of all the Islamic joyous occasions, 12th Rabi’-ul-Awwal, ‘Eid Milad-un-Nabi’ also holds great speciality around the world. The devotees of Rasool mark the blessed day of the birth of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم with great ‘zeal and fervour’ and express their devotion to the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
Respected parents! How can you instil the importance, devotion and dignity of this Islamic festive occasion in the hearts of children? Read the following points:
1 During this blessed month, make special arrangements for conducting Na’at-gathering for children in houses and localities, describing the parables related to the childhood life of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم from different books and booklets (i.e., ‘Seerat-e-Mustafa’, ‘The Dawn of Blessings’ and ‘Luminous Face’). Also tell children the parables of compassion and affection shown by the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم for children. Moreover, distribute Niyaz [food, etc.] too at the end of Na’at-gatherings but arrange only for those food items which meet hygiene standards.
2 Explain the importance of Eid Milad-un-Nabi to children so that they realize the significance of the blessed birth of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
3 Motivate children to recite Na’ats.
4 During the blessed month of Rabi’-ul-Awwal, you are requested to make special arrangements to watch Madani Muzakarahs on the Madani Channel with punctuality along with your children and all family members.
5 Celebrate the moments of the moon sighting of Rabi’-ul-Awwal and wish your relatives the blessed month of Eid Milad-un-Nabi. Your children will also follow this good practice when they observe you doing it.
6 Adorning your house with flags and colourful lights on this occasion is also a good method of expressing devotion to the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم but do not task younger children with carrying out these tasks at all because they may also meet with any accident.
7 Dress your children in new clothes.
8 With the intention of attaining blessings, make children wear a badge of ‘Na’layn Pak’ on their Kameez (a long loose shirt) on the left side of the chest or on the ‘Imamah but ensure that the badges have been properly attached; otherwise there is a fear of their disrespect.
9 Give Sadaqah and charity abundantly and make your children give Sadaqah with their own hands so that they also become habitual of spending in the path of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.
10 Get the food items that were the favourite ones of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم prepared at home and serve them to children.
11 To express their devotion to the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, the devotees of Rasool also arrange for procession on 12th Rabi’-ul-Awwal. You are requested to join them with your children. Do not send your children alone.
12 Amongst children at home, hold the competition of drawing the Naqsh of Na’l-e-Pak, blessed Green Dome and the blessed relics associated with the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Moreover, distribute prizes amongst children so that they get encouraged.
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ grant us and our children true devotion to the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم!
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم
 For getting information about the blessed food of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, read page 64 of the Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1440/December 2018.