Rabi ul Awal is the 3rd blessed Islamic month having significance due to the birth of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the last messenger of Allah born in Mecca on 12thof Rabi ul Awal on Monday. No doubt Holy Prophet (SAW) is the greatest blessing of Allah Almighty to the humanity that’s why Muslims celebrated this holy month worldwide. Every Muslim celebrate this holy month with full of Islamic spirits. People lighten up mosques their houses, streets, and parks. Many people organize Milad in their houses to show the love for our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi on 12thRabi ul Awal. This great day reminds the Muslims about the great personality, the Holy Prophet (SAW) who had taken the humanity out of the darkness of Kufr. Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) gave the knowledge of Islam to the people. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the only one who gave equality and the rights of women. Allah Almighty says in Quran about His beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW): “Verily, in the Messenger of Allah, you have a good example for him who looks to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.” (Quran, 33: 21)
The occasion of Eid Milad-un- Nabi serves a great purpose as it brings the people closer to the teachings of Islam and to the Prophet’s way of life. It causes them to remember that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a blessing for the whole universe, so they should also behave with others like Him.
There are many other events which also took place on this holy month of Rabi ul Awal that are mentioned below:
Hijrat-e-Madina started on 1st Rabi ul Awal
8th Rabi ul Awal, the death of Imam Hassan Al-Askari
Eid-e-Zahra on 9th Rabi ul Awal
Hazrat Abdul Muttalib (RA) the grandfather of Holy Prophet (SAW) died on 10th of Rabi ul Awal
Hazrat Abu Talib (RA) the uncle of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) died on 28th of Rabi ul Awal
12th Rabi ul Awal, Muslims celebrate Eid Milad un Nabi
Holy Prophet (SAW) gets married to Hazrat Khadija (RA) on 10th Rabi ul Awal
All the above-mentioned events made this holy month of Rabi ul Awal the most significant and important in Islam. The birth of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) made this month more blessed, special and sacred for Muslims of the world.