Birth of the Prophet Muhammad
In the Islamic tradition, Prophet Muhammad, [peace be upon him], born in 570 CE, is the final prophet of the Abrahamic faith traditions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), confirming the monotheistic teachings of the prophets preceding him, including Adam, Noah, Moses, and Jesus [peace be upon them]. Therefore, Muslims around the world commemorate Prophet Muhammad’s [peace be upon him] birthday during the month of Rabi’ Al-Awal. Hence, Mawlid an-Nabi – literally, The Birth of the Prophet – is often referred to as the Mawlid. The 12th day of Rabi' Al-Awwal is the accepted date for the Sunni branch of Islam, while for the Shia branch, it is the 17th day.