Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The birth of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h)

Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), the Master of Prophets, was born in Bani Hashim lane in Makkah on Monday morning, the ninth of Rabi‘ Al-Awwal, the same year of the Elephant Event, and forty years of the reign of Kisra (Khosru Nushirwan), i.e. the twentieth or twenty-second of April, 571 A.D., according to the scholar Muhammad Sulaimân Al-Mansourpuri, and the astrologer Mahmûd Pasha. [Muhadarat Tareekh Al-Umam Al-Islamiyah 1/62; Rahmat-ul-lil'alameen 1/38,39]

Ibn Sa‘d reported that Muhammad’s mother said: "When he was born, there was a light that lit the palaces of Syria." Ahmad reported on the authority of ‘Arbadh bin Sariya something similar to this. [Mukhtasar Seerat-ur-Rasool, p.12; Tabaqat Ibn Sa'd 1/63]

It was but controversially reported that significant precursors accompanied his birth: fourteen galleries of Kisra’s palace cracked and rolled down, the Magians’ (people worshipped fire) sacred fire died down and some churches on Lake Sawa sank down and collapsed. [Reported by Al-Baihaqi, but Al-Ghazali didn't approve it - see Fiqh-us-Seerah p.46]

His mother immediately sent someone to inform his grandfather ‘Abdul-Muttalib of the happy event. Happily he came to her, carried him to Al-Ka‘bah, prayed to Allâh and thanked Him. ‘Abdul-Muttalib called the baby Muhammad, a name not then common among the Arabs. He circumcised him on his seventh day as was the custom of the Arabs. [Ibn Hisham 1/159,160; Zad Al-Ma'ad 1/18; Muhadarat Tareekh Al-Umam Al-Islamiyah 1/62] Read On

I was born on a Monday morning too, I am delighted to have my birth day of the week common with the best person ever.


Eid Milad Nabi Mubarek!

Source: SunniPath Library


Saira Andleeb said...

Subahan'Allah and Masha'Allah :)

leemz said...

Khair Mubarak! But the birth day of Prophet Mohammad PBUH was either 9th or 12th. It's quite controversial because some scholars believe it was 9th, while others vote for 12th.
Oh well, not that bigger issue. We've got better problems to resolve than this one :)

Nice one though!

mOi said...

May Allah guide us to follow the sunnah too, IA. We are fast growing into a nation who just celebrate the days, forgetting what they demand of us. Positive words: negative actions.

Anyhow ... nice relations syra star =) Jazakum Allah !