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  1. From the very beginning, historians and writers of Seerah have differed on the date of birth of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. There are disagreements even for the ‘year’ of birth of Prophet Muhammadصلى الله عليه وسلم so, naturally we have different views regarding his ‘month’ of birth and ‘date’ of birth. Considering the fact that a wide majority of the historians have mentioned the ‘month’ to be Rabi ul awwal, one can safely assume that the month was Rabi ul awwal. Furthermore, it is proven from Authentic Narrations that his ‘day’ of birth was ‘Monday’. Abu Qatada Ansari رضى الله عنه reported that Allah's Messenger صلى االه عليه وسلمwas asked about fasting on Monday, whereupon he said: It is (the day) when I was born and revelation was sent down to me. (Sahih Al Bukhari – Kitab As Sawm) The different views regarding the date of birth are: 2nd Rabi ul Awwal: Ibn Abd al-Barr 5th Rabi ul Awwal: Ameer ud din 8th Rabi ul Awwal: Ibn al Qayyim, ibn e Hazm, Az Zuhri , Ibn e Dihya 9th Rabi ul Awwal : Muhammad Suleman Mansurpuri, Mubarakpuri , Shibli Nomani, Mahmud Pasha Falaki, Akbar Shah Najeeb Abadi, Moeen ud din Ahmed Nadvi, Abul Kalam Azad 12th Rabi ul Awwal: Tabari, ibn e Khuldoon , Dr hameedullah , ibn e hisham, ‘Allama Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Muhammad al- Mawardi, ibn e ishaaq 10th Rabi ul Awwal: Abul Fida, Abu Jaafar al Baaqir, Al Waqadi , Al Sha’bi– 10 17th Rabi ul Awwal: Shia view; and they also believe that it was Friday 22nd Rabi ul Awwal: Also attributed to ibn e Hazm 10th Muharram: Abdul Qadir Jilani Now, how can one find the true date out of the numerous opinions? The only sure-shot information that we have is that it was the Monday and the month Rabi ul Awwal. Few biographers of the Seerah have mentioned that a person named Mahmud Pasha Falki proved through astronomical calculations that the Monday falls on 9th Rabi ul Awwal in the year when Rasulullah was born. People who have written biographies in the past century have accepted his research and they normally quote the date of birth to be 9th Rabi ul Awwal. Furthermore, Allama Qastalani writes that the people of Zaych are in agreement that the eighth of Rabi ul Awwal was the Monday. The presence of such disagreements on the exact day of his birth proves that birthdays were not important to the Arabs. Arabs were very well known for their great memorization skills. They used know the lineage of their families and other Arabs by heart; they used to know hundreds of verses of poetry by heart, a great feat of memorization. Documentation wasn’t very common. Hence, it is very difficult to conclude when exactly Rasulullah was born. Why we cannot find the Exact Date Even from Astronomical Calculations The pagan Arabs would play with the calendar and amend it according to their wishes; which is referred to as Nasi. The pagan Arabs practiced Nasi in two ways. 1- Whenever it suited them, they would declare a prohibited month to be an ordinary month in which fighting, robbery and murder in retaliation were lawful for them. Then they would declare an ordinary month to be a prohibited month instead of this month in order to make up for the deficiency caused in the number of the prohibited months. Earlier writers of Seerah like Ibn e Hisham and commentators like Mujahid quoted that one year the Arab made Muharram as Halal, and they would consider Safar to be sacred (Haram), and the next year they’ll take Muharram to be sacred. They did so because three sacred months Dhul-Hijj, Dhul-Q’ada and Muharram were consecutive. `Abd al-Raĥmān ibn Zayd ibn Aslam, another leading commentator says that they would make two Safar one year and two Muharram next year. 2- The other way of Nasi was the addition of a month in order to harmonize the lunar year to the solar year so that the Hajj of Prophet Muhammad should always fall in the same season and they should be saved from the botheration and inconveniences that are experienced by its observance according to the lunar year. Due to the lunar calendar, the months shifted 11 days earlier each successive year, thus the people wished to perform the hajj (pilgrimage) ceremony - which coincided with different seasons - not on certain days of Dhu al-Hijjah, but on other days and months when the weather was mild and trade environment was suitable. In order to ensure this, they used the nasi (adjustment) method. So, the way out was to add a month after every three years. In this way Haj was observed for 36 years on dates other than the actual dates. Then in the thirty seventh year it was again observed on the 9th and 10th of Zil-Hajjah, as they should have actually fallen according to the lunar calendar. It so happened that on the occasion when the Holy Prophet performed Hujjatul-Wida' (Farewell Haj). These dates by rotation coincided with the actual dates of Haj according to the lunar calendar Abu Bakra reported that (in the Farewell Address) Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Time has completed a cycle and come to the state of the day when Allah created the heavens and the earth. The year is constituted of twelve months, of which four are sacred; three of them consecutive, viz. Dhu'l-Qa'da, Dhu'l- Hijja and Muharram, and also Rajab the month of Mudar which comes between Jumada and Sha'ban. (Sahih Muslim - Al-Kitab Al-Qasama wa'l-Muharaba wa'l-Qisas wa'l-Diyat) Qur’an also mentions this act of delaying months in Surah At Tawbah. Nasi (Postponing of the sacred month) is only an addition in unbelief, wherewith those who disbelieve are led astray, violating it one year and keeping it sacred another, that they may agree in the number (of months) that Allah has made sacred, and thus violate what Allah has made sacred; the evil of their doings is made fair-seeming to them; and Allah does not guide the unbelieving people. (Surah At Tawbah 9:37) Moreover, before the annunciation of prophet-hood, there was not any official calendar in force in the Arab land. The Arabs were accustomed to changing and altering the months as they pleased, and hence, sometimes they would make thirteen and fourteen months in one year. It is mentioned in Diya’ al-Qur’an that in a lunar year one extra intercalary month would be added to the existing twelve months. It is quite clear that before the annunciation of prophethood, such additions were made, however, we can never know in which specific year or years additions were made. (Diya’ al-Ummat, Justice Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah al- Azhari (ra), Diya’ al-Qur’an, volume 1, page 202, note 60.) Conclusion Considering the above mentioned facts, we can never be sure about the date of birth of Prophet Muhammad. The exact birthdate of the Prophet Muhammad has always been the subject of dispute amongst classical scholars. Nothing authentic has been reported in the standard source books of tradition, and this fact in itself shows that it was not held in the significance that later authorities did. The astronomical researches are invalid considering the practice of Nasi. The only way we could have been absolutely sure about it was if Prophet Muhammad would have told us that himself, which he actually didn’t. If we consider this fact we would be forced to leave all bid’aat (innovations) attached with 12th of Rabi ul Awwal. Why 12th Rabiulawwal is famous? 1- The two famous books authors of Seerah Ibn e Hisham and Ibn e Ishaaq both have mentioned it to be 12thRabi ul Awwal. 2- Perhaps those who decided to start milad took this day: This also explains why Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, writing before the conception of the mawlid in the fifth century of the hijrah, stated that the most common opinion amongst historians was in fact the 8th of Rabīʿ al-Awwal, and yet Ibn Kathīr, writing three centuries later, after the mawlid had been introduced as a public festival, stated that the 12th of Rabīʿ al-Awwal was the most common opinion. Earlier historians like Ibn e S’ad didn’t even put 12 Rabi ul Awwal in the list of candidates for Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. In the earlier days 8th Rabi ul Awwal used to be accepted as the date of Birth. Date of Death What we know for sure is that day of his death was ‘Monday’, as for the date we have different narrations. The famous one is 12th rabiulawwal. Narrated Hisham's father: Aisha said, "I went to Abu Bakr (during his fatal illness) and he asked me, 'In how many garments was the Prophet shrouded?' She replied, 'In three Sahuliya pieces of white cloth of cotton, and there was neither a shirt nor a turban among them.' Abu Bakr further asked her, 'On which day did the Prophet die?' She replied, 'He died on Monday.' He asked, 'What is today?' She replied, 'Today is Monday.' He added, 'I hope I shall die sometime between this morning and tonight.' Then he looked at a garment that he was wearing during his illness and it had some stains of saffron. Then he said, 'Wash this garment of mine and add two more garments and shroud me in them.' I said, 'This is worn out.' He said, 'A living person has more right to wear new clothes than a dead one; the shroud is only for the body's pus.' He did not die till it was the night of Tuesday and was buried before the morning." (Bukhari – Kitab al Janaiz) 13th Rabi ul Awwal: Muhammad Suleman Mansurpure 12th Rabi ul Awwal: Mubarakpuri 2nd Rabi ul Awwal: Ibn e Hajr 1st Rabi ul Awwal: Ibn e Jareer 28th Safar: Sh’ia Historians (They also mention the day to be Monday) From the books of Hadith we can be sure that the year Prophet Muhammad died: 9th Dhil Hijjah was Friday (Bukhari – Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an) “….It was Friday and the Prophet was standing at 'Arafat (i.e. the Day of Hajj)" (Narrated by Umar bin Al-Khattab) We have four possibilities: 1- If Dhil Hijjah, Muharram and Safar all were of 30 days, Rabi ul Awwal starts on Wednesday and Mondays fall on 6th, 13th and so on. 2- If Dhil Hijjah, Muharram and Safar all were of 29 days, Rabi ul Awwal starts on Sunday and Mondays fall on 2nd, 9th, 16th and so on. 3- If any two months were of 29 days and one of 30 days, Rabi ul Awwal starts on Monday and Mondays fall on 1st, 8th, 15th and so on. 4- If any two months were of 30 days and one of 29 days, Rabi ul Awwal starts on Monday and Mondays fall on 7th, 14th and so on. As for 28th Safar: 1- If Dhil Hijjah and Muharram are 30 days it is Sunday. 2- If Dhil HIjjah and Muharram are 29 days it is Friday 3- If one is 29 and the other is 30 it is Saturday.
  2. Across the globe, millions of Muslims prepare to embark on the sacred pilgrimage of Hajj. Hajj is a fundamental pillar of Islam, hence holding immense significance in the lives of all Muslim believers. Muslims who are physically fit and financially stable are required to perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime. This holy journey for Muslims requires planning from before and the utmost preparation. Let’s take a look at the following tips and advice that can help turn your Hajj experience into a memorable and rewarding journey. 1.Ask Allah Before you start planning for Hajj, say Bismillah (In the name of Allah) and supplicate to Allah. This will allow you to ask Allah for the time, strength and ability to gather resources for the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage this year. It is only HE that can make anything possible in this universe. 2.Start inquiring about any legal documentation In order to perform Hajj, a number of legal documents are required. This includes a Visa to travel to Saudi Arabia, valid passport, and any paperwork regarding residency in your country. Legal documentation requires time so it’s best to begin planning early. This can all be done by contacting the Saudi Embassy in your locality or simply by discussing the matter with any travel agent dealing in Luxury Hajj packages. 3.Read about how to perform Hajj It’s essential to know about Hajj before embarking on this spiritual journey. Various guidebooks, pamphlets, online materials are available for Muslims to read and gain thorough knowledge on how to perform Hajj. This includes knowing about the different rituals, how and when they are performed, as well as things to avoid and things that are recommended for Hajj. Other than this, a handbook of various Duaas (supplications) that are to be read during Hajj should be kept safely to read when required. 4.Keep physically fit Hajj is a physically demanding journey. Believers are required to walk long distances in heated conditions, as well as run up and down Safaa to Marwa. These are just few examples of the rituals required for Hajj. All Muslims should prepare for Hajj by starting to eat healthy and walk for a minimum of 30 mins each day. A medical checkup should also be performed. 5.Stay in touch with those who have performed Hajj It’s always great to stay in contact and converse with family and friends who have been on Hajj. Sharing their experiences with you can give you an overview of the journey; rituals performed and added tips for a successful Hajj pilgrimage. 6.Make an important checklist for things to carry The following items are great to have with you at all times: •Money in your own currency as well as Saudi Riyals •Mobile phone •Extra pair of rubber slippers •Gloves •Small water bottle •Scissors and nail clipper •Sleeping bag/mat •Address and contact number of the hotel/ Kafila you are residing in. Emergency contact names and numbers should also be with you at all times. •Your identification card/ information •Appropriate clothing for men(Ehram) and women •Small cloth bag for collecting stones for the ritual of Hajj Hajj is a beautiful passage that requires careful thought and planning from before. Muslim believers should gain as much knowledge and information about Hajj so they can make the best out of this divine journey.
  3. Ibn Qutaybah ad-Dinawari رحمه الله says in his book about dream interpretations, “There is nothing in which people deal with from the different sciences that is more obscure, delicate, exalted, noble, difficult and problematic than dreams because they are a type of revelation and type of Prophethood.” Narrated Anas bin Malik رضي الله عنهAllah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلمsaid, “A good dream (that comes true) of a righteous man is one of forty-six parts of prophet hood.” [sahih al-Bukhari] Some scholars tried to give explanation to this ratio of 1:46. We have no way to find out that if their explanation is correct or not. Prophet hood of Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم extended from 40 to 63 years meaning for 23 years. We know from Seerah that six months before becoming a Prophet, Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلمwas seeing dreams that would come out to be true on a very frequent basis so much so that he would see a dream one night and it would come to be true the next morning. So the ratio of 6 months to 23 years is 1:46. Read More Info: http://www.ilinktours.com/blog/rules-of-islamic-dream-interpretation/
  4. Best Age To Perform Umrah

    Just thinking about Umrah energizes the devotee, but performing Umrah is a very strenuous task. Most of the people wonder ‘What is the perfect age to perform Umrah’, the age at which an individual can make the most out of these religious journeys. Many Muslims believes that it is good to be done Hajj and Umrah at a young age. Youth? Running between overburdened with studies, responsibilities, carefree about finances, religious affairs so not ‘their thing’. So how could young age be the better age to perform Umrah? Well, the following discussion covers all answers of these questions: Read More Info: http://www.ilinktours.com/blog/the-right-age-to-perform-umrah/
  5. Month Of Rabi Al Thani

    The fourth month of the Islamic calendar is Rabbi al-Akhir (thani). In this very month is the anniversary of the king of Baghdad, Chief of the contented souls, the incomparable, Hadrat Ghawth al-A'zam, Sayyadina Shaykh Muhiyuddin, Abd'al-Qadir al-Jilani, al-Hassani w'al-Hussaini, Bhagdadi (Radi Allahu ta'ala Anhu). Muslims throughout the world in this month zealously make arrangements to offer Niyaaz and Fateha of the Saint of Baghdad. Charity is also given in the name of Pious Saints of Islam as a means of conveying reward to these blessed from which not only the poor and beggars benefit a great deal but the souls of the believers also obtain peace and contentment. Read More Info: Importance of Rabi al Thani
  6. Are you planning Umrah with kids? Umrah is the ultimate goal and recognition for Muslims around the world. And for parents, it is important to ensure that Umrah and its love is perpetrated into the children. Many contemplate over taking their kids to Umrah. Some are reluctant and some make the bold decision. However, here we have given a detailed account of the tips and recommendations for parents who have decided to go to Umrah with their kids. Read More Info: performing Umrah Kids
  7. Status Of Women In Islam

    The west has commonly drawn a stereotype image of Muslim women clad from head to toe in a black veil and abaya. They are deemed as voiceless, meek figures that do not have any rights or the power to stand up for what they believe in. On the contrary, there is no religion other than Islam which gives women such an exalted position, her true rights and complete respect. As a matter of fact, the first woman of Islam, Hazrat Khadjia (RA) was a business woman herself and the most beloved wife of Holy Prophet (PBUH) in whose life, he never married anyone else. Some rights of women prescribed by Holy Prophet (PBUH) over 1400 years ago are as follows: Read More Info: Women in Islam
  8. Trimming Hair In Umrah

    Oh, my Lord! I am yearning for the Call to pray when I can be close to the Kaabah wall for the day. Who would not wish to be close to the Kaabah wall praying and feeling closer to Allah SWT? Umrah is one such feeling of getting closer to the Lord of the Heavens. The charm of seeing Kaabah for the first time and igniting the inside spiritual love with your Divine Creator in his House is a blessing indeed. Performing the rituals of Umrah is a way to reunite with Allah Almighty and to purge our souls. One of these rituals is shaving or trimming hair after Umrah. Read More Info: http://www.ilinktours.com/blog/the-religious-faith-of-trimming-hair-in-umrah/
  9. American Muslims may be able to successfully avoid Valentines, Thanksgiving and Halloween celebrations but Christmas is getting harder and harder to escape. Firstly, it is getting larger than life with the entire country decked in beautiful Christmas celebrations, carols chiming on the roads, charity drives, sales and gigantic Christmas trees. Secondly, like Eid is for Muslims, Christmas is the biggest holiday for Christians and hence, they go all out for it. Thirdly, there are social pressures and stigma related to eluding Christmas celebrations in universities, work and neighborhood. So in short, I can confidently say that although American Muslims are not celebrating but are actively participating in Christmas celebrations. For instance, a Muslim may not be decorating her home with decorations but must be going to a neighbor’s place for Christmas lunch. The question which arises is it that bad to participate in a holiday of another religion? Read More Info: American Muslims
  10. Hijab And Islamic Law

    “Verily for every Religion, there is an attribute, and the attribute of Islam is Haya’a (i.e. modesty, shyness, diffidence)” –Ibn Majah Islam is a complete religion and Quran is the book which guides the believer in every trade of life. Following the Quran and Hadith, a Muslim can live a life of bliss and satisfaction not only in the world, but also the hereafter. One importance aspect of Islam is modesty or haya and the Islamic dress code which is assigned for both female and male. A modest dressing helps create a barrier between the opposite sexes which nurtures respect and dignity amongst one another. Read More Info: http://www.ilinktours.com/blog/the-facts-about-hijab-and-islamic-law/
  11. The significance of 3rd Month of the Islamic calendar is due to being Shahr al-Mawhid which means the month of birth. The man born was the reply to the supplication of Hazrat Ibrahim. He was the glad tidings given by Hazrat Eissa to his people. The birth of who was mentioned in preceding divine books. Allah ﷻ blessed the humanity with the birth of His best creation, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ on 12th of Rabi ul Awal. Holy Prophet ﷺ led the mankind from darkness towards light, and is known as “Mercy to all the worlds.” The significance of the day is just because of the birth of beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Muslims all over the world celebrate 12th Rabi ul Awal with great reverence and devotion. This is done as a reminder of Prophet’s Seerah and Sunnah. Allah ﷻ ordered us to follow the footsteps of His Beloved apostle in following words. Read More Info: http://www.ilinktours.com/blog/importance-of-12th-rabi-ul-awal
  12. To all the Rights of Non Muslims out there, you may have wondered and questioned yourself regarding religion at some point in your life. You may have asked yourself what makes Islam so different. How do I know if it is the correct choice? Well, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will tell you all that you need to know about the true beauty of Islam Islam offers a close relationship with Allah ﷻ The most beautiful thing about Islam is that fact that it focuses on one’s relationship with The God and it makes your relationship even stronger. Create a bond by knowing the fact that you have not seen Allah ﷻ but you still willingly pray in front of Him and does everything in accordance with what He wants. The feeling of His presence in every second of your life and knowing that you’re heard and seen all time –how amazing is that! Subhan Allah! Read More Info: http://www.ilinktours.com/blog/insight-view-on-the-beauty-of-Islam/
  13. Dua is said to be the acceptance of the variation between God and the human being existence. It is an ultimate connection between the Creator and HIS believer through which human can pour out all their concerns and ask anything they want with a firm faith. It is the link which satisfies the nature of human beings of being taken care of and dependency that require a constant favor and bestowal from his Lord who is the prime source of everything. Read More Info: www.ILinkTours.com/Blog
  14. The Process Of Divorce

    Islam provides a complete regulation before coming up to the final decision of divorce. If a husband decides to divorce his wife, he should wait until her menstrual cycle of that month and say the divorce sentence only once, and then wait for a period of three months. This period is called Iddah. During the period, the husband is responsible for wife’s expenses and if the issues between them get resolved and they want to reunite, they can do it without any hassle and the marriage would be sustained. This is for the first divorce. But now they will be left with only two divorce rights. Read More Info: www.ilinktours.com/blog
  15. Plot To Murder

    All the people of Makkah had firmly decidedly to kill the Holy Prophetﷺ and surrounded his ﷺ house before dawn. Allah Almighty revealed on The Prophet ﷺthat he should leave Makkah by the night. On the basis of this revelation, he ﷺknew what was going to happen thus,he ﷺ decided to leave his ﷺ beloved homeland and migrate to Madina. Link removed by admin. Please read the forum rules.
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