3rd Month - Rabi Al-Awwal – The Birth of the Beloved
What is Rabi’ Al-Awwal ?
Why is Rabi’ Al-Awwal important to Muslims?
Unlike some other sacred months in the Islamic calendar, such as Dhul Hijjah and Ramadan, Rabi’ Al-Awwal is important, but there are not any specific or required acts of worship for Muslims during this blessed month.
Instead, Rabi’ Al-Awwal is another opportunity to reflect on the importance of our Prophet (PBUH) and the role he has played for Muslims for the expanse of Islamic history.
It is also the month in which the beloved Prophet (PBUH) passed away.
Virtues of Rabi’ Al-Awwal
There are countless virtues that we have inherited from the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The month of Rabi’ Al-Awwal also provides us the opportunity to reflect and take stock of the lessons we can derive from his precious life.
Reflect on the legacy of the Prophet (PBUH)
The birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the advent of Islam changed the course of history.
Allah (SWT) guided humanity through the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the best of creation, to revolutionise the rights of women and oppressive structures within society. The impact he made during his lifetime created foundations of good for the rest of time.
Read the Seerah of the Prophet (PBUH)
The Seerah (life story) of the Prophet (PBUH) is incredibly valuable, and an opportunity to learn from how the Prophet (PBUH) navigated through both momentous challenges and blessings. Importantly, it also situates a lot of the revelation provided to the Prophet (PBUH) by Allah (SWT).
What better time to embark on learning from the life of the Prophet (PBUH) than the month of his birth?
Reflect on the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH)
There are so many precious and beautiful Sunnah of the blessed prophet (PBUH) that we can benefit from and strive to embody all year round.
- Muharram – The Month of Allah
- Safar – The Month of Distinction
- Rabi Al-Awwal – The Birth of the Beloved
- Rabi Al-Thani
- Jamada Al-Awwal
- Jamada Al-Thani
- Rajab – A Sacred Month
- Sha’ban – The Neglected Month
- Ramadan – The Month of Fasting
- Shawwal – The Month of Reward
- Dhul Qadah – A Sacred Month
- Dhul Hijjah – The 10 Best Days (The Month of Hajj)