Rabīʿ al-awwal

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The Rabīʿ al-awwal , also Rabīʿ I. , Arabic ربيع الأول, DMG Rabīʿ al-awwal , is the third month of the Islamic calendar . The Rabīʿ al-awwal is nicknamed al-Sharīf , "the noble one".


Mohammed is said to have been born on the twelfth day of Rabīʿ al-awwal , which is why the Mawlid-an-Nabi festival takes place on this day ; the month of the Prophet's birth (the exact day of his birth is disputed) is also known as Shahr al-maulid , "month of birth". Regionally, however, the day of the Prophet's death is commemorated on that day, for example in some regions of India where the day is called barah wafat . The Prophet's birthday was determined on the basis of the earlier custom of setting an unknown birthday on the same date as the day of death.

In Morocco , boys are preferred to be circumcised in Rabīʿ al-awwal , which is likely due to the belief that Mohammed was born without a foreskin . In Rabiʿ al-auwal, the tenth and twentieth days are considered negative for some.


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