The month of Rabi-ul-Awwal is upon us. For Muslims around the world, this month carries immense significance and importance. For those who are not familiar with this term, Rabi-ul-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic calendar, after Muharram and Safar. It is the birth month of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH); the last Prophet and Messenger of Allah (SWT). Different countries celebrate this month in different ways, depending on which part of the world you live in. The idea behind all celebrations is the same though. Today’s post from muslimaid.org will highlight a few regions of the world and how they welcome this blessed month.
Pakistan and Surrounding Regions
People living in South East Asia will tell you that the people of Pakistan are very keen on celebrating religious events. During the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, some of the most common events are Mehfil-e-Naat and Mehfil-e-Zikr. Local communities and mosques hold such events in their neighbourhoods. During the evening, the entire atmosphere is abuzz with prayers and naats; which is essentially poetry on Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), and religious sermons.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the Last Prophet and Messenger of Allah (SWT). He was a beloved prophet of Allah (SWT) and the Holy Quran was blessed upon Him as a guiding light for the rest of humanity. Despite these blessings and gifts, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was still a man, a human being. People in the Middle East remember Him for the life He lived, for the things He preached, and for the ideologies He encouraged every human being to adopt in their daily lives. If you would like to support any of our campaigns, then please navigate over to our donations page via this link.
Europe and the West
With over 7 billion people currently on this planet, the world has become a very interactive and diverse place. There are Muslims in every corner of the world, and they stretch as far as the West and in Europe. In these parts of the world, Rabi-ul-Awwal is celebrated by talking about the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and His teachings, how He dealt with specific instances in His life and what meaning it bears for us as His followers.
Since Islam is not the dominant religion in the West, Muslims, especially the younger generation, must be provided with sufficient opportunities to learn about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This is done in the form of sermons throughout the western region where Imam’s and Islamic Scholars from all parts of the world attend mosques and events to talk about the Prophet and how His teachings can guide us as modern Muslims living in a modern world.
A great way to celebrate Rabi-ul-Awwal is to honour Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s teachings. The Prophet emphasised the importance of helping others and carrying out charity work whenever an opportunity presents itself. Follow in the Holy Prophet’s teachings’ this month. See our website, browse through different campaigns and donate to a campaign that resonates with you. There are many active campaigns that are benefitting people around the world by providing them with much needed aid. Do you part for the betterment of humanity. Assist Muslim Aid in the blessed Month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.