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Rabi ul-Awal 2023

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Published on 27th September, 2023 1 min read

Rabi ul-Awal

This month marks the third month in the Islamic calendar, Rabi ul-Awal. This month, which follows the month Safar, translates as “the first spring”, but due to the Islamic calendar being a lunar calendar it does not correspond to the seasonal spring. The month, which began on the 16th September following a new moon sighting, is a significant month for Muslims around the world.

This month is seen as more of a metaphorical spring of new beginnings for Muslims, as it is the birth month of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This day is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi ul-Awal, which is 27th September this year, and is marked with the Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebration on the 12th day. The Eid Milad-un-Nabi, also referred to as Mawlid, celebration is marked as a national holiday in most of the Muslim-majority countries. The month provides an opportunity for Muslims to appreciate and reflect the importance of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his teachings.

British Online Archives would like to wish all Muslims a blessed month and Eid Milad-Un-Nabi Mubarak to all.

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