The sacred month of Rabi ul Awwal is going to start on 28th September 2022. This month is holy for Muslims around the world for various reasons. Muslims will pay tribute and devotion by decorating their houses and mosques.
Rabi ul awwal is the third lunar month in the Islamic calendar. The crescent of Rabi-ul-Awal 1444 AH was not sighted in Pakistan on Monday evening, says the central Ruet-e-Hilal committee. This means the Islamic month will begin on September 28, Wednesday, and the Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH), the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) will fall on October 9 (Sunday).
Besides this, meetings of zonal committees will also held in all big cities of the country. The central body takes its decision based on evidence which it receives from people and zonal committees across the committee.
Important Islamic Events this Month:
- 8 Rabi al-Awwal (Oct. 5): Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Askari, 260 A.H.
- 12 Rabi al-Awwal (Oct. 9): The arrival of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to Yathrib city (al-Madina) marking the start of the Islamic calendar.
- 12 Rabi al-Awwal (Oct. 14): Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp), 53 B.H.
- 17 Rabi al-Awwal (Oct. 14): Birth Anniversary of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq, 83 A.H.
- 18 Rabi al-Awwal (Oct. 15): Establishment of Masjid al-Nabi in the city of al-Madina in the first Hijri year
During this month Muslims around the world observe more prayers and supplications. In Pakistan, mosques and buildings will be lit in green lights to show their love for Nabi PBUH. Some may observe fast on the 12th Rabi ul awwal, on the occasion of prophet PBUH’s birthday.
This month Makkah and Madina witness more pilgrims after Hajj and Ramadan. People went there to offer Umrah and seek blessing in this blessed month. However, Rabi ul Awwal is so holy for Muslims that they avoid any fights and celebrate it with love and harmony.