There was a discussion by a Barelwi scholar where someone had asked why they carry flags for the Milad and go out in processions (Juloos) like the way the Shia do.
He answered saying the Jibreel came down to with flags when He was born and that a procession of angels marched on the birth of Muhammad
He also mentioned that the flags came down on three different locations.
The talk was from a TV channel shared on What's App by it's users so I'll try and find it on YouTube and post the talk itself.
Anyone came across these narrations? Even if they are authentic, it doesn't mean we would have to do this, but it would be interesting to find out so we know where we stand.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.muftisays.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11289