The significance of the 12th of Rabi al-Awwal
12th of Rabi al-Awwal
The significance of the 12th of Rabi al-Awwal is great for all of the mankind. On this day the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was born. He was sent to Earth as a mercy for the whole of mankind. He is the answer to the prayer that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) made to Allah. Glad tidings of his arrival were given by Prophet Isa (AS) to the people during his time. Muslims all over the world celebrate this day with great sanctity and respect as the day when the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was born. Allah commands us to follow the footsteps of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) so as to attain success in this world as well as hereafter.
“Verily in the Messenger of Allah, you have a good example for him who looks to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.” (al-Qur’an, 33: 21)
Mohammad (PBUH), a Mercy for the Mankind
Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is the greatest human being this world has ever witnessed. His life is a model of excellence not only for the Muslims but for everyone. He just, kind-hearted, honest and very firm in matters of religion. Even his enemies acknowledged his honesty and truthfulness. He was very forgiving. The conquest of Makkah remains as the best and only example in the world where the opponents were forgiven and least amount of bloodshed took place. The history never witnessed a conquest as peaceful as this one. The prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was merciful to animals and trees as well. He taught people to be kind to animals and not to cut trees unnecessarily. He brought the people of Makkah from ignorance to enlightenment.
Celebration of 12th Rabi al-Awwal
The significance of the 12th of Rabi al-Awwal can be judged by the fact that every year Muslims all over the globe remember the greatest human being ever created. It is important to celebrate religious events with dignity and grace as it ought to have so that the new generation understands the importance of and builds the connection with the religious personalities. On this day, religious sermons must be delivered to inculcate people about how simple life this man lived who revolutionized the whole world. His teachings must be spread among the people. His lessons of love, empathy, forgiveness, and steadfastness in religion must be passed on to younger generations.