Rabiul-Awwal

Rabiul-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic calendar.

Rabi means spring. When the names were being given, this month Rabiul-Awwal and the month that 

followed saw the end of spring and was thus named Rabiul-Akhir.

Significance of this month: 

Rasoolullah SAWS, a mercy for all mankind, was born in this month. He migrated 

from Makkah Mukarramah to Madeenah Munawwarah and departed from this world 63 

years later.

What was the: 

1. Last advice of Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)? 

To guard your salaah and beware of the rights of those under you. (Abu 

Dawood)

2. Last words of Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)? 

O Allah! Unite me with the most high companion.

3. Ibadah most loved by Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)? 

Salaah is the coolness of my eyes (Fadhaail Salaah).

4. Character of Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)? 

Allah Ta’ala says: “And surely thou hast sublime morals” (Quran: Surah Al 

Qalam – Aayat 4).

Hazrat Ayesha radhi allahu anha said, describing the character of Rasoolullah 

(sallallahu alayhi wa sallam):

The character of Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was the Qur’aan.

Excellent and outstanding teachings of good character.

Mend ties with those who sever the same, give to those who deprive you and 

forgive those who oppress you. (Musnad-e-Ahmad).Actions to instill the love of Rasoolullah (SAWS) in the heart. 

1. To honor, love and hold in high esteem all the teachings and sunnah of Rasoolullah 

(sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). 

2. To have conviction of faith that within each teachings of Rasoolullah (sallallahu 

alayhi wa sallam) lies success and salvation. 

3. To carry out all actions in accordance to the sunnah of Rasoolullah (sallallahu 

alayhi wa sallam). 

a. We should try to carry out every ibaadaah in the manner that Rasoolullah 

(sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) carried out. 

b. On occasions of happiness or grief, the sunnah of Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi 

wa sallam) should not be forgotten. 

c. Our family life should be in accordance with the sunnah of Rasoolullah 

(sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). 

d. Our transactions and dealings should be executed in the way Rasoolullah

(sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) had done. In our social life as well, the sunnah of 

Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) should be adhered to. 

4. One should increase the Durood and read slawaat upon Rasoolullah (sallallahu 

alayhi wa sallam). 

Actions to refrain from: 

1. To have disregard for the sunnah and to ridicule and mock whose who practice the sunnah.

2. To look down upon the teachings and sunnah of Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

3. To intentionally leave out the sunnah practices of our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) 

in our daily life and being attracted by the practices of the West and customary traditions.

4. To bring about innovations within the Deen – as this shows disregard to the noble teachings of 

Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), i.e. to imitate celebrations which are not substantiated by 

Qur’aan, Hadeeth or practiced by the illustrious Sahabah e.g. celebrating the birth and demise 

of our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) with rituals or customary practices. 

5. Not to recite Durood on hearing the Mubarak name of Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

Hazrat Ali (radhi allahu anhu) reports that Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) 

Said: “The real miser is he in whose presence I am mentioned and then he fails to 

recite salaah on me.” (Fadhaail-e-Durood)

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