RABI-AL- AWWAL THIRD ISLAMIC MONTH

During any day of the month:
The auspicious practice of the Holy Prophet’s (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) Companions (the Sahaba)
during Rabi-al Awwal was to read 20 raka’at salaat during the month and offer its thawwab to the
Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). In every Raka’at, they recited Surah Fatiha once followed
by Surah Ikhlas 21 times. After completion of the salaat recite Durood Sharif 100 times and Surah
Yaseen 3 times.
Reciting the Holy Qur’an during 1st to 12 th Rabi-al-Awwal.
Recite the Holy Qur’an at least once between the sighting of the moon of the 1 st and the 12 th
Rabi-al-Awwal, and offer its thawwab to our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).
During the Month.
It is written in the Book titled Al-Mashaikh that when the moon of Rabi' Al-Awwal is seen. From that
night upto the end of the month, if one reads the darood (salutation) written below, upon the Holy
Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) one thousand and twentyfive times after Isha prayer. Then that
person shall see the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in his dream and that durood is:
Allahumma salli alaa Muhamnmadinw wa’ala aali Muhammadin kama sal-laita ala Ibrahima wa
ala aali Ibrahima in-naka Hamidum-Majeed.
And in the same book Al-Mashaikh it is written that whoever reads the following duroods in the
month of Rabi' Al-Awwal 125,000 times, that person shall certainly see the Holy Prophet (sallallahu
alaihi wasallam) in his dream and that darood is:

As-salaatu was-salaamu alaika ya Rasul-lallah.

Every Night.
During this month, commencing with the sighting of the moon, after Isha prayers, recite the Durood
mentioned below 125 times. Inshah-Allah, you will have the privilege of seeing the Holy Prophet
(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in your dream.
“Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammadin kama sal-laita ala Sayyidina Ibrahima wa

ala aalih Sayyidina Ibrahima innaka hamidun majeed.”

1 st Night of Rabi-al-Awwal:
 Pray 4 raka’at nawafil salaat. In each raka’at after Surah Fatiha, pray 7 times Surah
Ikhlas. After completing the salaat, offer its thawwab to the Holy Prophet (sallallahu
alaihi wasallam).
 It is written in the Book titled Al-Awrad that when the moon of Rabi' Al-Awwal is seen that
night one should read 16 rakat Nawafil prayers by making the intention of two rakats. In
every rakat, after Surah Fatiha, read Surah Ikhlas 3 times. After reading the 16 Rakats read

the following durood (salutation) upon the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) 1000
times and continue reading this darood (salutation) upto 12 days:
Allahumma salli alaa Muhammadinin-Nab-yil ummi-yi wa barakatuhu.
Thus he shall see the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in his dream but one must read
it after Isha and sleep while in the state of wudu (ablution).
1 st 12 Nights or the 2 Nights – the 2 nd and the 12th
 It is in the book titled Jawahir Gaybee that in the month of Rabi' Al-Awwal for 12 days keep
sending gift of the reward of the 20 raka’at salah (prayer mentioned below) to the Blessed
soul of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Because the Companions of the Prophet
(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) Tabaeen and Taba Tabaeen (may Allah be pleased with them all)
also used to send the reward of these rakats as a gift to the soul of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu
alaihi wasallam). The salat is prayed as follows:
In every rakat surah Ikhlas is read 21 times. If one is not able to do this prayer continuously
for 12 days then one must read the perscribed 20 Rakats on the 2nd and the 12th days and
send the reward of this prayer upon the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam ). As the
readers of this prayer have been given glad tiding of Paradise in their dreams by our Beloved
Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) may our souls be sacrificied upon him. And seeing the
Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and him (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)giving the glad
tiding even though his being behind the curtain is like him (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)truly
giving the glad tiding as if living.
On 3 rd Rabi-al-Awwal. Pray any of the following:
 1.Pray 4 raka’at Nawafil salaat. In each raka’at after Surah Fatiha, recite Ayatul Kursi
once, Surah Taha once, Surah Yaseen once, and Surah Ikhlas once.
 2.Pray 2 raka’at Nawafil salaat. In each raka’at after Surah Fatiha, recite Surah Ikhlas
25 times. After the salaat, offer its thawwab to the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi
wasallam). Then go into sijdah position and pray for the fulfilment of your needs.
Insha-Allah these will be granted.
 3. A person praying Surah Ikhlas 360 times or 607 times on this day gets a lot of
thwaab for doing so.

12 th RABI-AL-AWWAL – BIRTHDAY OF
HADHRAT MUHAMMAD MUSTAPHA

(sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

This is a very special day. Let us rejoice on this day when Allahu ta’ala sent the greatest gift
to us all, His most precious creation and the most beloved Messenger, Hadhrat Muhammad
Mustapha (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) for our guidance. Allahu ta’ala has stated that He
would not have created anything if He had not created Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi
wasallam) and we are to love him more than anyone else. We should make a sincere effort to
express our love for our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). We should thank
Allahu ta’ala for having born Muslims and in the Umma of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu
alaihi wasallam), the Umma to which many earlier Ambiya (Prophets) (alaihimus-salaam)
expressed their wish to be born into. Allahu ta’ala sent 124,000 Prophets to the world and the
Holy Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) being the last Prophet.

Rasulullah (salllahu alaihi wasallam) used to give a feast on the Maulood nights
and narrate events that had happened when he honoured the world and during
his childhood. Hadhrat Abu Bakr Sidddique (radi Allahu anhu) when he was
Caliph, used to call Sahaba to assemble on the Maulood nights, and talk about
the miraculous evens that happened when Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi
wasallam) honoured the world.
The renowned Ulama, Allama Maulana Abul-Khattab Maghribi (rahmatullahi
alaihi), wrote one of the first books on Maulood which he named ‘Kitabul-
Tanweer fi Maulood Baseerin-Nazeer’ wherein, during 7 th Century Hijri, he
writes the following narration:
“Hadhrat Abdulla ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) reported that one day at his
home he was discussing with others the events of the birth of the Holy Prophet
(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and the listeners were enhanced by what they heard,
they thanked Allah and sent Durood upon the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi
wasallam). At that moment, the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi waasllam), came
to the assembly suddenly, and said to them, “My intercession for you is made
accepted.”
One should note that Hadhrat Abdullah ibne Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) is one
of the most respected As-hab who quoted the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi
wasallam) as saying, “Abbas is from me, and I am from Abbas.”
This were for those who understand the status of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu
alaihi wasallam) are
If one tries to understand this rmark from the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi
wsallam) with wisdom then one will realise the felicity therein.

SPECIAL PRAYERS DURING THE DAY
 Pray 2 raka’at nawafil salaat. In each raka’at after Surah Fatiha, pray Surah
Muzammil once. Afrter the salaat, offer its thawwab to our Holy Prophet (sallallahu
alaihi wasallam). Then go into sijdah and pray to Allahu ta’ala for the fulfilment of
your needs. Insha-Allah these will be granted.
 Pray 2 raka’at or 4 raka’at (in 2 salaams) nawafil salaat. In each raka’at after Surah
Fatiha, recite Surah Ikhlas 25 times After the salaat offer its thawwab to our Holy
Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Then go into sijdah and pray to Allahu ta’ala for
the fulfilment of your needs.
 The Sahaba (radi Allahum anhum) used to recite prayers for thawwab of the Holy
Prophet (sallalalhu alaihi wasallam).

SPECIAL DEEDS FOR THE DAY

 Be thankful to Allahu ta’ala for His kindness and generosity for sending the beloved
messenger Hadhrat Muhammad Mustapha (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) on this day for
our guidance.
 Pray Durood Sharif and Salaam on the beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) as
much as possible during the day.
 Perform Ghusl, wear good clean clothes, give present to children, invite reltives and
friends, etc.
 Form an assembly to talk about the birth, childhood, life and teacheings of our
beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), and the origins of Islam.
KEEPING FAST ON THIS DAY
One should fast on this day. The thawwab for this is equal to 1,000 years Ibadaat.

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