Rabi Al Awwal is considered as a Blessed Month and has been celebrated worldwide, especially in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Muslims have the Islamic Calendar. According to this calendar, they determine the Islamic holidays, 30 days of Ramadan, Eid days and other rituals. The calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days. The calendar is made according to the Moon. So Rabi’ al-Awwal is one of the Islamic months.
Rabīʿ al-ʾawwal is the 3rd Islamic Month. The actual meaning of Rabi’ al-awwal is the” First season of spring”. But in actual it is not related to the spring season. Because every Islamic year comes ten days earlier because of 355 days rather than 365 days of English Calendar. So if we consider this year, this month and the next half month is of Rabi al- awaal and nowadays there are winter season, not a spring season.
However, the month is considered as a blessed month because our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhamad (PBUH) was born on 12th Rabi al awwal on Monday. The date is not confirmed but the day is confirmed. People are confused between the 12th and 17th rabi al-awwal. According to the Sunni community Prophet was born on 12th Rabi al-awwal and according to Shia community the date the 17th Rabi al awwal.
Every Muslim celebrate this month with full of Islamic spirits. People lighten up their houses, streets, and parks. Many people organize Milad in their houses to show Love for our beloved Prophet (PBUH).
If we talk about the celebration of this month, then we will come to know that Pakistan is the country, that celebrates this month full of excitement and heart. We can see the free food stalls in every city and on every street for all people. They distribute a lot of happiness and kind acts in this month just to show our prophet that they Love him and follow him.
But there are many other events are celebrated this month Other than the Prophet’s birthday.
Rabi Al Awwal Important Events or Dates
- 01 Rabī‘ al-Awwal the fall of the Emirate of Granad
- 08 Rabī‘ al-Awwal, death of Imam Hassaan Al-Askari
- 09 Rabī‘ al-Awwal, Eid e Shuja or Eid e Zahra of Shia community
- 12 Rabī‘ al-Awwal, Sunni Muslims celebrate Milad
- 17 Rabī‘ al-Awwal, Muslims celebrate the birthday of Ja‘far al-Sādiq.
- 18 Rabī‘ al-Awwal, the birth of Umm Kulthum bint Ali
- 26 Rabī‘ al-Awwal, death of Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib
- 26 Rabī‘ al-Awwal death of Khwaja Sirajuddin Naqshbandi, a Naqshbandi Sufi shaykh.
Every Islamic month has its own courtesy and importance. We as a Muslim has a duty say thanks to Allah for giving us such a Noble Man Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).