Importance of Month of Rabi ul Awwal

Rabi ul Awwal is the third month of Islamic calendar which carries immense significance and importance. In Arabic the word ‘Rabi’ means spring and ‘al awwal’ means the first. Hence Rabi ul Awwal as a whole means ” The first Spring”. It means so because the Holy prophet Muhammad Saww born in this blessed month. Before the birth and preachings of Holy prophet Muhammad Saww people were living in ignorance and darkness and we’re deviating from the oath of Allah Almighty. As the prophet Muhammad Saww born, he brought with him the message of Allah Almighty, His oneness and the message of Truth. This message helped people to distinguish between the wrong and right and led their lives to the path of Allah Almighty. Muslims celebrate Eid Milad ul Nabi in this month because this day reminds them of the personality and blessings of last prophet saww who taken the lives of Muslims out of the darkness of kufr. He is the one who gave equality and rights to everyone and the one who gave true knowledge of Islam which helped people to make their lives more prosperous. Allah Almighty says in Quran about His beloved prophet saww:
“Verily, in the Messenger of Allah, you have a good example for him who looks to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah Almighty much”.
Muslims celebrate Eid Milad ul Nabi in the remembrance of the Hazrat Muhammad Saww. Thus occasion serves a greater purpose as it brings people closer the preachings of Islam made by last prophet. It brings people closer to the Prophet’s way of life . Hazrat Muhammad Saww was a blessing for whole universe, so we it causes them to remember that they should also behave like him. There also many other occasions which occurred in this Holy month. Hijrat e Madina started on 1st Rabi ul awwa and Muhammad Saww migrated from Makkah to Madina. Hazrat Abdul Mutalib the grandfather of Hazrat Muhammad Saww died on 10th Rabi ul awwal. Eid Zahra sa occurred on 9th Rabi ul Awwal which is a day of happiness. Hazrat Abu Talib died on 28 of Rabi ul Awwal and Hazrat Imam Hassan Aksari died on 8th of Rabi ul Awwal. Hazrat Khadija who served Islam with her wealth and played a significant role in the it’s spread, died on 10th Rabi ul Awwal. These events make this month very significant and important. In addition to all these events the birth of Holy prophet made in more significant and blessed.
This month of blessings gives us many lessons to make our lives more enlightened. Hazrat Muhammad Saww was sent by God to dig our the treasure of wisdom and that wisdom is in our heart. In this world we are sitting on a buried treasure and we are not very well aware of it. This ignorance and lack of knowledge creates a lot of problems for this world and the world hereafter. Wisdom is described as a leash by Holy Prophet saww. He says that ” Wisdom is a leash of ignorance”. In order to follow the teachings of Holy prophet saww we should provoke our thoughts and also strengthen the ability to think. These are the things that we learn from the life of Holy prophet saww. Learning is also a priority by Hazrat Muhammad Saww. He focused to learn all the teachings of Islam. When asked about the behavior of Holy prophet Hazrat Aisha RA said that ” It looks as if his behavior is the incarnation of Quran”. He was the one who never preache what he did not practice. These are all lessons for us. Similarly throughout the Quran and Holy prophet’s preaching the main focus is on wisdom, thinking, good behavior, and pondering. We should try to live the way Holy prophet lived. In this month we should celebrate his arrival but also pay some attention on the way he lived in this world. He was the one who didn’t do injustice even to animals. He was the one who cared took care of orphans. Hazrat Muhammad Saww in an incarnation of best behavior. Hazrat Muhammad Saww was a leader.
“The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord”.
He did not do anything without the orders of God and the believers followed him. People looked at his actions and adopted them. This is the role leaders play in society. People of Makkah didn’t know the right path. They didn’t know about their goals and it was Holy prophet saww who gave them the right path. So, in addition to celebrating this event we should also look at prophet’s great efforts. This celebration should be a turning point at which we should realize the reality. Therefore this month of blessings signifies the importance of it.

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