Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) Birthday and Islamic Unity Week
Publish Date: 11/20/2018 Code: 61868

Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) Birthday and Islamic Unity Week

Every year Muslims celebrate the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the lunar Hijri month of Rabi al-Awwal.

The 17th day of Rabi al-Awwal, which falls on December 25 this year, is believed by Shia Muslims to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), while Sunni Muslims regard the 12th day of the month as the birthday of the last prophet.

The interval between the two dates is celebrated every year as the Islamic Unity Week.

Late Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Imam Khomeini (RA) declared the occasion as the Islamic Unity Week back in the 1980s.