Rabi ul Awwal Important Dates, Events and Significance

Rabi ul Awwal 2020 has started and Muslims all over the world are looking to be enthusiastic to celebrate this holy month. It is the third month of the Islamic year and comes after the month of Safar. The name of Rabi ul Awwal originates from the meaning ” first month of Spring”. This denotes the position of the holy month in the pre-Islamic era in the Arab region.

Muslims all across the globe are eager to celebrate the Rabi ul Awwal 2020 due to the birth of the Holy Prophet (SAW). On this data, (12 Rabi ul Awwal), Muslims celebrate Eid-Milad which is celebrated at levels of the Muslim community. However, the celebrations of this holy month are at higher level in the countries, such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. Muslims in these countries celebrate the event with Islamic spirits. Mostly, they perform activities such as the arrangement of Mehfil-e-Milad, distribute sweets and lighten up homes and streets.

Although, the main reason behind muslims enthusiasm in Rabi ul Awwal 2020 is the birth of Holy Prophet (SAW), however, there are several other events in history which have significant importance in Islamic state. The following list provides the date and brief information of the event that occured in the month of Rabi ul Awwal

  1. 12 Rabī‘ al-Awwal: Eid Milad-e- Nabi (SAW) celebrated due to the birth of the Holy Prophet (SAW)
  2. 26 Rabī‘ al-Awwal: On this day, the beloved uncle of the Holy Prophet (SAW, Hazrat Abu Talib passed away.
  3. 01 Rabī‘ al-Awwal: The event of fall of Emirate of Granad happened.
  4. 18 Rabī‘ al-Awwal: This date observe the birth of Hazrat Umm-e-kulthom (RA), daughter of Hazrat Ali (RA).
  5. 26 Rabī‘ al-Awwal: Khawaja Sirajuddin Naqshbandi, a prominent Sufi sheikh passed away.

The month of Rabi ul Awwal is also important for Islamic history as the event of migration took place in it. Muslims, on the order of the Holy Prophet (SAW), migrated to Medina as the people of Makkah were against the religion. In this way, the first mosque of Islam, Masjid Quba, was also established in the month of Rabi ul Awwal. This was the first step that the Holy Prophet (SAW) took after the event of migration in 622 AD.

Rabi ul Awwal 2020 has arrived in the time when COVID 19 pandemic has been hitting the world in a drastic manner. Therefore, in the Arab and African countries, the celebrations may not occur as usual. Therefore, we can pray to Allah that He may bless us by ending the dark effects of the COVID 19 pandemic. Till then, we can hope that Rabi ul Awwal 2020 undergoes with normal celebration all around the world.

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