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Hijrah: The least discussed topic in Rabi al Awwal!

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

Most of you would have experienced that every year when the month of Rabi al Awwal arises in our life, e-mails start pouring in with arguments and counter-arguments on Prophet’s birthday. Islamic blogs and websites come up with hundreds of articles and posts on the topic Mawlid/Meelad-un-Nabi.

I feel that the most important historical incident that took place in the life history of our glorious Messenger – Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is seldom discussed in this month!

Of course, at the start of the Islamic New Year, we rightly discuss and learn about Al Hijrah because it is the milestone that marked the very beginning of Islamic calendar.

But honestly telling, many Muslims do not know that the actual Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, took place in the month of Rabi Al Awwal!

The Prophet had spent thirteen years and almost two months of his prophetic career in Makkah.  On 27th Safar in the 14th year of Prophethood, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, left his house. The noble Messenger of Allah went to his trusted friend-companion Abu Bakr’s house and both of them made the hijrah together.

They took a route least expected. That route was on the south of Makkah leading to Yemen while Madinah was on the opposite direction, north of Makkah.

After staying in the Cave of Thawr for three days, on the 1st of Rabi al Awwal the Prophet, peace be upon him, started his journey to Madinah.

After eight days of travel, they reached Quba and stayed there for four days. And on 12thRabi al Awwal,  the Messenger of Allah reached Yathrib, which later became popular as Madinatun Nabi, the City of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and Madinah al Munaw’warah (The Radiant City) 

Sal-lal-laahu ‘Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-‘Alaihi Wa-Sallam.

Reference: Ar-Raheeq al Makhtoum.

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January 26, 2013 - Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Reblogged this on YasSarNal QuR'aN and commented:

    I want more and more readers to read this post, hence I am re-posting this. Jazakallaahu Khayra.

    Comment by MuQeet | January 11, 2014 | Reply

  2. Masha’Allah, the mulid anNabi will mean more to me from now on! I also love this song, my husband learned it as a child and he sings it alot. Allah bless you!

    Comment by aishasoasis | January 11, 2014 | Reply

    • Nice to hear that alhamdulillaah.
      Yes, the song is so pleasing that everyone who listens ought to fall in love with it.
      Baarakallaahu Feek

      Comment by MuQeet | January 11, 2014 | Reply

  3. Reblogged this on Voice of an Outspoken Hijabi.

    Comment by OutspokenHijabi | January 11, 2014 | Reply

    • Jazakallaahu Khayra for re-blogging.

      Comment by MuQeet | January 11, 2014 | Reply

  4. thanks for sharing

    Comment by Maryam Jamil | January 11, 2014 | Reply

    • Jazakillaahu Khayra.

      Comment by MuQeet | January 11, 2014 | Reply

  5. Any celabrations of the birthday of our Prophet (s.a.s) are inovations.

    Comment by Nour | January 6, 2015 | Reply

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