Birth date of prophet(saws).

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Dear Mr. Burhan


Plz let me know the correct date of birth of AAP MUHAMMED (STAW) with hawala as many of people are confused whether it is 9th Rabi-ul-awal or 12th Rabi-ul-awal.


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Birth date of prophet (saws)

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


There were obviously no official records regarding the birth and/or death of an individual during the time of the Prophet (saws) and indeed there is a difference of opinion amongst the historians regarding the exact date of the birth of the Last Messenger of Allah (saws).  The absolutely majority of the scholars and historians determine it to be either the 9th or the 12th of the month of Rabiul-Awwal….and Allah Alone Knows Best.


Respected brother, regardless of whether the Noble Prophet (saws) was born on the 9th or the 12th (or any other day for that matter), rest absolutely assured that there would be absolutely no difference to his Message or his Mission!    What is and should always remain of paramount importance to the believers is the Message and the Mission of this Noble Prophet (saws), not his date of birth or death!


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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