This month in Islamic history: Rabi' al-Awwal

Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:55 AM | Anonymous

Rabi' al-Awwal 1440We welcome Rabi' al-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar, which means 'the first month of Spring'.

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was born in this blessed month. Many Muslims celebrate the Prophet’s birth, known as mawlid, which involves gratitude in the remembrance of the birth, life and message of the Prophet, and is marked in different ways, such as with prayers, and by offering salutations upon him.

  • The Prophet was born on a Monday and he, himself turned this into an act of worship, fasting on Mondays in gratitude to Allah SWT.
  • It was in the month of Rabi' al-Awwal that the Prophet, peace be upon him, migrated from Mecca to Medina, known as hijra.
  • The Prophet peace be upon him died on a Monday in this month 11 years after hijra.

Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ‘ala sayyidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala alihi
‘O Allah bestow Your blessings, peace and grace upon our master Muhammad and his family.’


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